The Nigeria’s U20 Team, Flying Eagles, has lost their final group match against the South American giant – Brazil but secured their spot in the round of 16.
How The Flying Eagles Lost Against the Young Selecaos
The Ladan Bosso led team conceded the first goal through corner kick and the second through counter attack to end the first half and match loosing 2-0 to Brazil.
Two late goals from the boots of Jean and Arsenal’s forward, Marquinhos were enough for the Young Selecaos to triumph over the Nigerians.
The victory also means that Brazil have now won five of their six meetings with Nigeria at the U20 World Cup with the West Africans earning just a draw as the best result with them.
How The Team Qualified For The Last 16
Italy defeated Dominican Republic 3-0 to move second after Brazil secured top spot knocking Nigeria to third in the Group D table.
The Flying Eagles nonetheless qualified for the second round of the competition as one of the best losers.
They will now face either either USA on Tuesday or Argentina in the second round on Wednesday.
How The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Contributed to the Loss
NewStori reports that hours before their last group game, the General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Dr. Mohammed Sanusi donated the sum of $1,000 to the Team.
The donation came on Friday following their 2-0 win over Italy and was aimed at boosting the morale of the team.
Also a cash gift of $100 was presented to Emmanuel Umeh for his role in the first goal against Italy and performance overall.