– Nigeria U17 have been pitched against one of the best fourth placed best teams the Netherlands
– The Golden Eaglets qualified as Group B winner despite losing their last game to Australia
– Manu Garba’s side will play winner of Argentina and Paraguay in the quarter finals
Nigeria will face European side the Netherlands in the round of 16 at the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.
The Golden Eaglets lost their last game against Australia but maintained top spot in Group B while the Netherlands qualified as one of the best placed fourth teams.
Manu Garba’s side started their campaign with a 4-2 win over Hungary then narrowly defeated Ecuador by 3-2 in their second game.
But there was no coming back from behind for the Eaglets against Australia as the Joey’s ran away with a 2-1 win in their final group game.
On the other hand, the Netherlands started their campaign poorly with a 3-0 loss to Japan and a 3-1 loss to Senegal before defeating the United States by 4-0 to qualify.
The match between the Golden Eaglets and Netherlands will be played on Wednesday, November 6, at the at the Estadio Olimpico, Goiania.
⌚️ Time to decide Group D
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The winner of the encounter will come up against either Argentina or Paraguay in the quarter finals.
Here are all the round of 16 fixtures as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG:
Angola vs South Korea
Nigeria vs Netherlands
Spain vs Senegal
Japan vs Mexico
Brazil vs Chile
France vs Australia
Ecuador vs Italy
Paraguay vs Argentina
Meanwhile, NEWS FLAKES NG had earlier reported that Nigeria vs Australia ended 2-1 in favour of the Aussies but the Golden Eaglets top Group B at ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.
The Golden Eaglets dominated the early exchanges of the game but the Aussie goalkeeper Adam Pavlesic was equal to the task when called into action on several occasions.