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UPDATE: U-20 World Cup




John Obuh’s boys started their World Cup campaign with a loss against the Iberian nation.

Nigerian captain Abdul Ajagun scored a brace to level scores at 2-2 after being 2-0 down at half-time but it wasn’t enough to prevent his side from losing to the Portuguese.

Portuguese winger Bruma scored twice, either side of Aladje’s strike to earn the victory.

All of Africa’s representative suffered a defeat in their opening games at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey except Mali.

Ghana and Egypt were also defeated by France and Chile respectively. Mali managed a draw with Paraguay.


Other results:

Chile 2-1 Egypt

New Zealand 0-3 Uzbekistan

England 2-2 Iraq

Uruguay 0-1 Croatia

France 3-1 Ghana

USA 1-4 Spain

Cuba 1-2 Korea

Colombia 1-1 Australia

Turkey 3-0 El Salvador

Mali 1-1 Paraguay

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Arinze Ude

Arinze Ude is a PhD Student at the University of the West of England Bristol, UK, where he's exploring on the mechanisms of donor cell leukaemia. He shares his deep thoughts on his blog and the Naked Convos. He is keen to promote personal development of the Nigerian youth via thought-provoking articles.

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