Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Wambach volley keeps USA top, sends Nigeria home

A second volley before the break Abby Wambach won US a 1-0 victory over Nigeria in Vancouver, who sent them through as Group D winners and eliminated its rivals. A well balanced first 45 minutes, finally dropped in favor of the Americans when Wambach hit Megan Rapinoe corner house at the far post.

Earlier, Julie Johnston think given the Stars and Stripes lead, but his goal was declared offside. Asisat Oshoala had the best chance for Nigeria after 24 minutes, but Johnston performed a perfectly timed interrupt input for firing Africa. The objective of Rapinoe Dede threatened twice from afar, and Alex Morgan nearly US advantage just after the interval doubled, but could not lift during the Super Falcons No1. Dede again denied the US No13 with 30 minutes. Things became more difficult for Nigeria after 69 minutes when Sarah NNodim picked up his second yellow card, resulting from Sydney Leroux down just outside the area. With its intact powerplay, USA He kept possession well with intelligent, experienced delighting play a large majority of the 52,193 crowd at BC Place.


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