The U20 National team of Nigeria has lost to their South Korea counterparts by a lone goal on Sunday to end their dreams of winning the tournament.
How The Flying Eagles Fell to South Korea
The Flying Eagles in the match played at the Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades, Argentina ended regulation time goalless before the decisive goal was scored in the first half of extra time by Choi Seok-Hyun.
Head to Head Stats of the Flying Eagles and South Korea
Sunday’s clash marked the third meeting between the Asian Tigers and the West Africans at the U20 level.
In 2005 at the Netherlands, South Korea claimed a 2-1 victory in their first encounter but Nigeria eventually picked up a silver medal at that tourney.
Then in 2013, Nigeria got their pound of flesh emerging as 1-0 winners in Turkey, courtesy of Olanrewaju Kayode’s decisive goal.
Nigeria’s Performance At The U20 World Cup
The last time Nigeria reached the semifinals of the tournament was in 2005 when a John Mikel Obi-inspired side was beaten 1-0 in the final by Lionel Messi led Argentina.