Nigeria’s Flying Eagles crash out of U20 World Cup

Flying Eagles

The team lost 1-2 to Uruguay.

Nigeria’s U20 team, the Flying Eagles, have crashed out of the ongoing FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey after slumping to a 2-1 defeat in the hands of Uruguay in a round of 16 duel in Istanbul on Tuesday night.

Playing with 10-men right from the closing stage of the first half after Abdulahi Aminu was shown a red card for a rash tackle, the Flying Eagles found themselves on the back foot as Nicholas Lopez scored the first goal for the South Americans after connecting to a free kick in the 65th minute.

Nigeria responded well despite playing one-man less as Kayode Olarenwaju drove in a shot from 20-yard to put the six-time African champions back on level terms.

Uruguay, however, got the last laugh as Nigeria conceded a late penalty and Lopez was on hand to convert it in the 83rd minute. The goal was his fourth of the competition.

In another Round of 16 clash, host Turkey were also sent packing from the tournament as their opponent, France, showed no mercy defeating them 4-1 to join Uruguay in the quarter final.


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  • francis ntong danielName

    In my opinion, John obuh is a total failure. He has paticipated in several tournament and has nothing to show for it. Frankly speaking, i wish keshi will invite kayode to the national team, not because he should make a starting line up, but because he has virtually 80 percent the qualities of an attacker. Go back and access almost all the balls floating in the eighteen yard box, Kayode is always on the ball. He undoubtedly has the speed, he has the skill an when he scores,it’s not jst a goal but a fantastic one at dat.the thing he needs is a little bit of experience and maturity and also ability to make decitions at critical times, as in when to shoot and when to pass the ball. Which I belive under a very good supervision and couching work, he should make a world class attacker that nigeria should be proud of.let’s inculcate the attitude of making our stars by our selves, instead of waiting for some folks to make them for us to always invite to enjoy. From Kaduna state Francis Ntong Daniel.