FIFA U20: Flying Eagles Thrash Argentina, Qualify for Quarter Final

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will remain in Argentina after breaking the hearts of the hosts in the FIFA U20 quarterfinals.

Ibrahim Mohammad and Rilwanu Sarki were the stars of the show as Nigeria enjoyed a memorable night against Argentina in the quarterfinal of the FIFA U20 World Cup.

Flying Eagles lads defeated the hosts 2-0 late Wednesday night in their round of 16 clash to book a place in the quarterfinal at the San Juan Del Bicentenario.

Mohammad proved to be one of the heroes of the evening after he scored the decisive opener before Sarki came off the bench to seal the deal with the decisive second goal in added time to inspire the Flying Eagles to a beautiful win.

Argentina defeated Nigeria 2-1 in the final of the same tournament in the Netherlands in 2005, the second time Nigeria will emerge as runners-up in the history of the U-20 World Cup after Portugal claimed the prize at the expense of Tunde Disu’s side in 1989.

In the quarterfinals, the Flying Eagles will face the winner of the game between Ecuador and South Korea at the Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades, Santiago del Estero, on June 4.

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