Australia, one of the hosts of the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup, suffered a defeat against the Nigerian team on Thursday July 27, 2023 in their second day match.

The Super Falcons sparked a glimmer of hope among their supporters by winning 3-2 against Australia in today’s game.

It was a tense game in which the goals didn’t start pouring in until the final minutes of the first half. The Nigerians conceded the first goal, 45th+1 but it didn’t last. They immediately replied with an equalizer from Kanu at 45 + 6, before going to the locker room.

Soccer Football – FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 – Group B – Australia v Nigeria – Brisbane Football Stadium, Brisbane, Australia – July 27, 2023 Australia’s Hayley Raso in action with Nigeria’s Rasheedat Ajibade REUTERS/Dan Peled

In the second half, the Super Falcons who were largely behind in terms of possession. However, they managed to score a second goal to take the lead. An achievement by Asisat Oshoala in the 65th minute. The Barcelona striker found a brace less than ten minutes later, pushing Nigeria to a comfortable lead.

Australia’s last stoppage-time goal won’t prevent Nigeria from recording their first win of the tournament after drawing against Canada in the opener.

Nigeria provisionally take first place in Group B with four points like Canada who beat Ireland 2 goals to 1 yesterday.