Eaglets edge out Brazil, qualify for semi-finals

Eaglets edge out Brazil, qualify for semi-finals

Three first half goals was all Nigeria needed to edge out pre-tournament favourite Brazil and qualify for the semi-final of the Fifa 2015 Under-17 World Cup.

The Eaglets started the game tentatively as Brazil went on the offensive carving up chances in the first five minutes of the game. Leandro and Lincoln had a go at the Nigerian goal but Udoh Akpan stood tall and prevent the Young Selecao from scoring.

Nigeria gradually settled into the game after weathering the Brazilian storm and took the lead in the 29th minute of the game through Victor Osimhen. The tall striker met a Lazarus cross with a firm header that beat Brazil goalkeeper Juliano for the first goal of the game as the Eaglets went rampant. Read more

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