Nigeria U-20 women’s team Falconets have crashed out of the ongoing 2017 FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup despite coming from a goal down to beat Spain 2-1 in their last Group B game on Sunday morning.
The last time the Falconets failed to make it out of the group stage was at the maiden edition in Canada 2002.
Alba Redondo put Spain ahead in the 7th minute. In the 11th minute the Falconets drew level through Ihuoma Onyebuchi from a corner.
18-year-old Ihuoma Onyebuchi scored after finding enough space and time to fire in a nodded ball from Charity Reubenafter a corner kick.
Ihezuo received a long pass from Rasheedat Abijade and then nodded the ball past the Spanish defenders, sprinted into space, before firing home a left-footed effort.
Spain qualified along with Japan who top the group after thrashing Canada 5-0 while the Falconets finished third.
The Falconets shot themselves having conceded heavily in their first game against Japan which they lost 6-0.
In the final group standings, Japan, Spain and Nigeria were all tied on 6 points, but the Falconets were edged out due to their huge goals deficit.