Nigeria beats Canada 1-0 at women’s World Cup

Perpetua Nkwocha gave Nigeria a 1-0 win over Canada in a Group A

match between two teams already eliminated at the women’s World Cup

and which was delayed by a floodlight malfunction.

The veteran scored in the 75th minute of a lackluster game most

notable for the electronic breakdown of the floodlights, which

stopped the game for a dozen minutes.

Both teams lost their first two matches but Nigeria finished

third, six points behind Germany and three back from France. The

result was especially disappointing for Canada, which was ranked

sixth in the world going into the tournament.