U17 Women’s World Cup: Gallant Flamingos Return Home

Nigeria’s cadet female football team Flamingos have finally returned home after their exploits in the just concluded U17 FIFA Women’s World Cup in India.

The Flamingos started their campaign in the competition on a losing note to the European champions Germany.

They came back strongly to secure back-to-back wins against New Zealand and Chile to book their place in the quarter-final of the tournament.

Their biggest victory was recorded in the quarter-final as they defeated one of the tournament favourites the United States 4-3 on penalties.

They lost in the semi-final to Colombia through a penalty shoot-out before beating Germany in the third-place playoff to secure a bronze medal.

They arrived in the country on Tuesday afternoon in an excited mood.

Spain emerged as the winner of the competition beating Colombia 1-0 in the final.

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