FIFA U-17 World Cup: Nigeria Qualify Despite 2-1 Loss To Australia

Nigeria’s golden eaglets lost to Australia 2-1 in a dead rubber third group B match at the ongoing FIFA U-17 world cup at the Estadio Bezerrao in Brazil. A goal by Peter Olawale was not enough to overturn the brace from Australia’s Noah Botic, which ensured the first-ever win for the Aussies over Nigeria at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, after six attempts.

The golden eaglets failed to pull a comeback, unlike the other two group fixtures which they recorded victories, but secured six points from a possible nine, and finished top of the group Coach Manu Garba’s boys could not be overtaken by Ecuador’s 3-2 victory over Hungary in the other group game played simultaneously due to a superior goal advantage. Nigeria will play their round of 16 matches on November 5.  News Express