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Falconets return to Moncton

15 August 2014, 14:03Israel Ojoko

Ottawa - Team Nigeria in the U-20 Women's World Cup returned to Moncton ahead of Sunday’s quarter final clash against New Zealand.

The team that played its first two group games at Moncton before jetting out to Edmonton where they defeated England 2-1, topped Group C with seven points and is taking on New Zealand who finished second in Group D.

The Falconets left Edmonton yesterday at about 11.30 am, flew through Montreal and arrived Moncton at 21.15pm.

The team had a training session this morning at the Harrison Trimple High School pitch.

Also read: Falconets celebrate England victory

All the players are in good health and Osarenoma Igbinovia who was absent in the match against England due to injury, join the team to train.

This is the first time New Zealand has qualified for the knock out stage. The team defeated Costa Rica 3-0 to pick the quarter finals ticket.

The Falconets on the other hand have made progress in its previous appearances reaching the finals in Germany 2010 and semifinals in 2012.

The team is prepared this time around to create history.

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