U17 World Cup: Eaglets in Crunch R16 Clash with European Champions


Despite the final group game loss to a well organized Australian side, Nigeria, on Wednesday, will go up against reigning European champions the Netherlands, aiming to reach the last eight of the FIFA U17 World Cup.

Netherlands, haven’t shown they’re a championship calibre side in Brazil; scrapping to a third place spot in group D behind Japan and Senegal.


Meanwhile, the Eaglets clinched a round of 16 berth with a game to spare, following comeback wins against Hungary and Ecuador, but their 100 percent was dented by Australia.


Heading into Wednesday round of 16 match up at the Estadio Olimpico Pedro Ludovico, Nigeria has averaged 18 shots per game, but with a poor conversion rate.


The game will kick off at 12am Nigerian time.


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