Nigeria’s Flamingoes on Saturday crashed out of the ongoing fifth edition of the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan, thus recording the country’s worst outing at the competition.
In this final match day fixture in Amman, needing victory to have hopes of advancing if England had lost to Brazil, the Nigerian side failed to rise to the occasion.
The match played at the Amman International Stadium saw the Flamingoes losing 0-3 to group leaders North Korea to fall apart and finish bottom of Group C.
After one draw (a 0-0 draw with England) and two losses (0-1 to Brazil and 0-3 to North Korea), Nigeria finished with just one point from three matches.
Ri Hae Yon scored a hat-trick for the Asians to progress to the quarter-final stage unbeaten with seven points from two wins and one draw in three matches.
Hot-shot Ri bagged a first-half double before notching her third on 83 minutes, bringing her tally to four goals in two games, as Korea DPR capped off a commanding victory.