Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will look to book a spot in the quarterfinal round of the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup ongoing in Brazil.
The Nigerian side, pitched against the Netherlands, will go into the encounter as favourites after emerging top of Group B with six points. The five-time champions will return to the Estadio Olimpico, Goiana, where they secured their first two wins at the tournament (4-2 win over Hungary, and 3-2 win against Ecuador) before falling to a 2-1 defeat to their Australian opponents in Brasilia.
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We will look to have the initiative from the beginning against the Netherlands. This is the knockout stage and falling behind at any stage can be tricky.Samson Tijani
The game will hold by midnight (12:00am WAT), early hours of Wednesday, November 6, 2019, and the Nigerian cadet team will go all out for victory against their European opponents. Golden Eaglets forward, Ibrahim Sa’id, is the only player to have registered a hat trick so far in Brazil. Team Captain, Samson Tijani, has also contributed two goals to the Eaglets’ campaign for a sixth trophy in the global showpiece.
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