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

GOIANIA, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 26: Players of Nigeria celebrate their 3rd goal during the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 Group B match between Nigeria and Hungary at Estadio Olimpico de Goias on October 26, 2019 in Goiania, Brazil. (Photo by Martin Rose - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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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