Montreal’s Amandine Pierre-Louis scored but Canada gave up a late goal on Saturday in a 1-1 draw with Nigeria at the FIFA under-17 women’s soccer championship.
Pierre-Louis put the Canadians ahead 1-0 in the 63rd minute after Nichelle Prince of Ajax, Ont., fed her with a through pass on the counter-attack.
“I was definitely pleased with the effort,” said head coach Bryan Rosenfeld. “We were able to come away with a point against a tough opponent in Nigeria.”
Nigeria hit the woodwork of Canada’s goal four times in the match, but finally drew even in the 81st minute when Chinwendu Ihezuo volleyed in a rebound.
Canada plays Colombia on Tuesday as group play continues.