…Eaglets face Brazil next
Doing their country proud again in the ongoing FIFA-U17 World Cup, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria early today trashed Australia 6-0 in their round 16 encounter to move to the quarter final of the tournament where they will be facing second best team in the competition’s history, Brazil.
The Eaglets, four times champion of the competition, saw off Australia in a dominant performance, with Victor Osimhen scoring the first hat-trick of Chile 2015 to see him stand alone as the outright top goalscorer in the competition so far with seven goals.
Nigeria’s 6-0 victory over Australia is the joint-biggest win in the history of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, level with Japan’s 6-0 win against their antipodean neighbours New Zealand in 2011, which also come at the Round of 16 stage.
Former champions Brazil, Mexico and Nigeria rolled back the years by emerging victorious in their respective FIFA U-17 World Cup Round of 16 matches. They were joined by Belgium, who won in their first knockout game at this level.
Other results of the ongoing FIFA U-17 Round of 16
Mexico 4-1 Chile
Brazil 1-0 New Zealand
Korea Republic 0-2 Belgium