He FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 continued on Thursday with Canada and Nigeria playing to a goalless draw at the Rectangular Stadium in Melbourne in Australia.

Nigerian goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie he was a force to be reckoned with from start to finish, pulling off one monumental save after another, including a crucial save on a second-half penalty kick from the Canada captain and World Cup veteran. christina sinclair to keep the game scoreless.

Nnadozie is the first Nigerian player, male or female, to save a penalty kick at a World Cup.

Nigerian Chiamaka Nnadozie makes an AWESOME SAVE on a PK

The “World Cup Now” team—Jimmy Conrad, Leslie Osborne and Melissa Ortiz—was joined by former Australia captain Kathryn Gill, and together they discussed the main takeaways from Thursday’s game and analyzed what happened on the play.

Conrad: “Amazing stop there by Chiamaka Nnadozie [on the penalty kick]. …There was no doubt that she was going to make that save. … christina sinclair – Lost opportunity. …She had a chance to become the first player, male or female, to score in six World Cups. She’s going to kick herself.”

Osborne: “Jessie Flemming leaves today for Canada, a big loss, and she (Sinclair) hasn’t taken PK for Canada in a long time. Having said that though, Christine Sinclair, she’s going to be up a lot of nights thinking about it. She could have buried that; we’ve seen her score a lot of those. That one is going to hurt.”

Ortiz: “The way she (Sinclair) really hit him wasn’t hard enough. [and it] it was also not placed wide enough for the pole. … I would also have to applaud the Nigerian goalkeeper for reading that. He was so confident going into this against one of the-o he — the best player, the most legendary player in the world.”

Gill: “She (Sinclair) would usually bury that in the corner… I’m sure she’ll reflect on it, get up and walk away again. You have to.”

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