GOLDEN EAGLETS FACE ECUADOR

Winner qualifies automatically for Round of 16.

Nigeria beat Hungary 4-2 on Matchday 1

Ecuador beat Australia 2-1 on Matchday 1

Kick off is at 9pm (WAT)

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The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria made a dramatic comeback, scoring 3 goals in just over 6 minutes in the second half to record a 4-2 victory, and avoid a shock defeat vs Hungary in their opening fixture of the 2019 FIFA U-17 World cup Brazil.

Up next for the Eaglets is Ecuador. Both Teams should be in good spirits ahead of today’s match as they were both victorious on opening day.

Ecuador were 2-1 win over Australia. Both teams have 3 points but Nigeria sits top of Group B due to a superior goal difference. A win for either side will automatically qualify them for the Round of 16, which makes the encounter a crunchy one. The Ecuadorians will pose a tougher test to the Eaglets compared to their previous opposition. They have shown they have just as much pace, power and trickery as the Eaglets.

I expect a very fast game, as both teams have shown they can keep running for 90 minutes without fading out.

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria made a dramatic comeback, scoring 3 goals in just over 6 minutes in the second half to record a 4-2 victory, and avoid a shock defeat vs Hungary in their opening fixture of the 2019 FIFA U-17 World cup Brazil.

Up next for the Eaglets is Ecuador. Both Teams should be in good spirits ahead of today’s match as they were both victorious on opening day.

Ecuador were 2-1 win over Australia. Both teams have 3 points but Nigeria sits top of Group B due to a superior goal difference. A win for either side will automatically qualify them for the Round of 16, which makes the encounter a crunchy one. The Ecuadorians will pose a tougher test to the Eaglets compared to their previous opposition. They have shown they have just as much pace, power and trickery as the Eaglets.

I expect a very fast game, as both teams have shown they can keep running for 90 minutes without fading out.

PLAYER TO WATCH:

Johan Mina (Forward, Ecuador)

The tricky attacker led La Tri’s South American qualifying bid with six goals. Though he didn’t find the mark in his Brazil 2019 debut, Mina has the tools to thrive against a Nigeria side who like to get out and run themselves.

Kick off is at 9pm (WAT) live from the Stadio Olimpico in Goiana, Brazil.

The Marnu Garba led side will be hoping to make it the 6th time Nigeria will be winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup after successes in 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013 and in 2015, make them the most successful U-17 side in World Cup history. the highest of any nation.

Ecuador, meanwhile, have only made it to the Quarter Finals twice, in 1985 & 2015, They have never won the competition.

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