Nigeria rallied to a 3-3 draw in the ongoing Canada 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup against Sweden at the Winnipeg Stadium on Monday night.
The Super Falcons were down 2-0 at half-time but battled to level 2-2 before Sweden’s Linda Sembrant pegged the African champions behind after she made it 3-2.
Francisca Ordega rescued Nigeria a point towards the end of the game as the Falcons fought back to deny Sweden in a six-goal thriller in Group D.
Sweden had taken the lead in fortunate circumstances as Desire Oparanozie gifted them the lead with a calamitous own goal.
They doubled their lead midway through the opening half thanks to Nilla Fischer, but Nigeria’s Ngozi Okobi hit back before half time to halve the deficit.
That goal boosted Nigeria’s morale and they were quickly level thanks to Liverpool striker Asisat Oshoala who netted just minutes after the break.
Elsewhere in Nigeria’s group tagged the group of death, United States beat Australia 3-1 with Megan Rapinoe scoring twice to top group D.