Falcons narrowly lose 2-1 to USA in friendly
The Super Falcons put in a spirited performance which sadly wasn’t enough as they lost 2-1 to world champions United States of America in their second friendly match on Tuesday, Completesports.com reports.
It was a much better performance from the Falcons who were beaten 4-0 by the United States in their first game on Saturday.
The game which was played inside Audi Field, Washington DC saw the Americans maintain their winning streak against the Falcons as they have now won all eight games between the two teams.
The last time the Falcons scored against the United States was in the group stage of the women’s soccer match at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, which ended 3-1 in favor of the champions. world.
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The team managed by Randy Waldrum has now lost its last four games.
After containing their hosts early in the game, the Falcons defense was finally breached in the 24th minute when Blessing Demehin put the ball into his own net.
The Falcons fought back and were rewarded as Uchenna Kanu equalized in the 50th minute with a fine strike.
But the Americans led 2-1 thanks to Rosemary Lavelle who headed a cross from the left into the boot of Megan Rapinoe.
The Falcons and USA will take part in next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
The Falcons will play another friendly this time against former world champions Japan in Kobe on October 6, 2022.
By James Agberebi
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