AUSTRALIA U17 2-1 NIGERIA U17

Golden Eaglets win Group B despite wasteful efforts in 2-1 defeat.

13′ Noah Botic

21′ Peter Olawale

54′ Noah Botic (pen)

Round of 16: Nov 6, 2019 (12am WAT)

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Australia were worthy 2-1 winners in a well-contested matchup between two young, pacy sides at the Estadio Bezerrao in Brasilia, Brazil.

Noah Botic scored a goal either side of the half-time whistle for the Aussies to win the game.

The Golden Eaglets were on the front foot for most of the game, but failed to capitalize on their numerous chances created.

They fell behind twice in the game, which has become a trend for them so far in the competition. Olawale and Ojediran both had chances to score in the second half, making the wrong choice on multiple occasions.

The Golden Eaglets will face one of the 3rd placed teams from groups A, C or D in the Round of 16 of the 2019 FIFA U17 World cup on November 6, 2019 from Stadio Olimpico, Goiana, Brazil, at 12am (WAT).

by Ayotunde Ogala

Photo credit: Getty Images

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