In a highly anticipated Group B match in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup between the Super Falcons of Nigeria and Canada, team Nigeria played out a scoreless draw with the Canada national female team.
Canada were meant to rue their missed penalty five minutes into the second half, as the Super Falcons held on to a valuable 0-0 draw to earn their first point of the 2023 Women's World Cup.
Super Falcons goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie, was the hero of the match, saving the penalty from Cristine Sinclair in the 50th minute.
As the match unfolded, Twitter exploded with a flurry of reactions from fans, pundits, and enthusiasts sharing their thoughts on the game.
Let’s delve into some of the notable tweets that captured the thrills of this World Cup encounter.
Best Twitter reactions – Super Falcons vs Canada Women's World Cup
A tweet from Sour Super Eagles described the nature of the point earned by the Super Falcons, and going further to mention the goalkeeper as the hero of the match.
It's a good hard-earned point for the Super Falcons.
— Soar Super Eagles (@SSE_NGA) July 21, 2023
In another tweet from Adepoju Tobi Samuel, the journalist reacted with “A point to start the journey, beautiful”.
Nigeria 0-0 Canada.
A point to start the journey, beautiful.
Share your opinion about the Super Falcons performance.
— Adepoju Tobi Samuel 🇳🇬 (@OgaNlaMedia) July 21, 2023
Another excited Twitter user with the name Man of Letters mentions how the Super Falcons came up clutch against the seventh ranked female team on the planet.
Our Super Falcons played 7th Ranked Canada in their opening fixture at the FIFA Women's World Cup and they came out with a very impressive result that was ensured by a great penalty save from our GK, Chiamaka, but only few women on my TL have tweeted about the game… pic.twitter.com/ZvYQmRrGeZ
— Man of Letters. (@Letter_to_Jack) July 21, 2023
Another reaction from NGSuper_Falcons said “We made a brave start to our ninth campaign on the global stage with a draw against the Olympics champions despite finishing the encounter with 10 players in Melbourne”.
🏴FULL TIME! in Melbourne 📍
Nigeria 🇳🇬 0-0 Canada 🇨🇦
We made a brave start to our ninth campaign on the global stage with a draw against the Olympics champions despite finishing the encounter with 10 players in Melbourne 📍#NGACAN #FIFAWWC #SoarSuperFalcons pic.twitter.com/FZikeh90Sz
— NGSuper_Falcons (@NGSuper_Falcons) July 21, 2023
A tweet from IGBO History & Facts praised Chiamaka Nnadozie, the goalkeeper of the Super Falcons. Highlighting the crucial saves Chiamaka made, and the clean sheet she kept.
Super Falcons GK, Chiamaka Nnadozie was terrific against Canada. She made crucial saves, kept a clean sheet and to crown it all, she saved a penalty.
Voted player of the match.
Let's Retweet to celebrate her! pic.twitter.com/btDRwq5CoY
— IGBO History & Facts (@IgboHistoFacts) July 21, 2023
The Super Falcons will shift their attention to their next game against the host, Australia, which comes up on 27 July.
Australia is ahead in Group B on 3 points having picked up a 1-0 win over Ireland in their first game. Meanwhile Canada and Nigeria occupy second and third spots respectively.
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