Abby Wambach's goal lifts U.S. women over Nigeria

...women's national team went on to beat Nigeria 1-0 on Tuesday night for a first-place...The opponent has not been determined.Nigeria, which has won seven of nine African championships...goal of playing for the United States.Nigeria, which was physical all game, was hurt...

Late goal helps Nigeria earn draw against Sweden in Women's World Cup

...Francisca Ordega's 87th-minute goal pulled Nigeria into a 3-3 tie with Sweden in a Women's...Ordega celebrated with her teammates, Nigeria coach Edwin Okon dropped to his knees...half with a goal in the 31st minute after Nigeria conceded an own goal. Nigeria tied it...

Women's World Cup roundup: Kyah Simon scores twice as Australia blanks Nigeria

...lead Australia to a 2-0 victory over Nigeria in a group stage match Friday at the Women's World Cup.Simon beat Nigeria goalkeeper Precious Dede on a feed...to determine if her jaw was broken.Nigeria, ranked No. 33, surprised fifth-ranked...

Jozy Altidore scores twice as U.S. beats Nigeria in World Cup send-off match

...of goals to lead the United States over Nigeria 2-1 Satur day night in the Americans...converted an 86th-minute penalty kick for Nigeria after he was knocked over in the penalty...go-ahead goal. Because of that, the Nigeria game gave Howard his 54th win, one more...

Nigeria advances in World Cup

PARIS -- Nigeria saved its best play for the World Cup...combination in the 27th minute Friday as Nigeria, which looked so out of synch in tune-up...Adding to its 3-2 victory over Spain, Nigeria has six points and can finish no worse...

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Americans try to beat Nigeria and stay healthy

PHILADELPHIA -- Nigeria's Super Falcons are no match for the...effective. But when the United States plays Nigeria in a first-round World Cup game Thursday...question it will be a physical match. "Nigeria has been a very physical team in the...

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U.S. team must get past Nigeria

...United States only needs a tie against Nigeria to reach the quarterfinals of the Women's...victory. Five-time African champion Nigeria drew with Sweden 1-1 and lost 2-0 to the Koreans. Nigeria is tall, quick and athletic with two...

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U.S. women blank Nigeria

...second half as the United States routed Nigeria 5-0 Thursday night. Hamm treated a...hit the goal post in the second half. Nigeria had a goal disallowed on a very close...Ohio, needing only a tie to advance. Nigeria, which lost to North Korea in its opener...

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Spain routs Nigeria, draws Italy in Confederations Cup semifinals

FORTALEZA, Brazil - World Cup champion Spain defeated Nigeria 3-0 with two goals from Jordi Alba and another from Fernando Torres on Sunday, setting up a semifinal showdown with Italy in...

Top-ranked teams, underdogs move on to knockout round at Women's World Cup

...United States and perennial African champion Nigeria.Sweden was surprised by Nigeria with a 3-3 draw in the opening match before...African nation to advance out the group stage after Nigeria in 1999, Cameroon will face No. 16 China on...