LINE UPS: BRAZIL vs NIGERIA
1 JULIANO (GK)
9 L. HENRIQUE
11 LINCOLN (C)
14 E. MILITÃO
15 ZÉ MARCOS
1 UDOH (GK)
10 NWAKALI (C)
Five Golden Eaglets players; David Enogela, Kingsley Michael, Funsho Bamgboye, Victor Osimhen and Joel Osikel are on yellow cards.
None of the players starting for Brazil in the quarter-finals game against the Golden Eaglets have been booked but on the bench, Kleber has been yellow-carded while Ronaldo is unavailable for suspension.
Nigeria have won the U17 World Cup four times; the highest by the countries that have participated at the World Cup while Brazil are second best in the U17 World Cup medals table with three previous wins.
Stadium name: Estadio Sausalito
City: Vina Del Mar
Year constructed: 1929
Overall capacity: 23,000
Referee: Matej JUG
90+3- FT. Brazil 0- 3 Nigeria
90' Madueke comes in to replace Bamgboye for Nigeria
84- Chukwueze targets Orji Okonkwo but his pass is cut out.
82- Victor Osimhen intelligently let's the ball run across him but Enogela's shot after a tee-off is weak.
An Osimhen's attacking move leads to a corner.
80- Throw-in to Nigeria. Essien out injured.
79' Eron comes in to replace Lincoln for Brazil)
78- Bamgboye's shot blocked. Missed chance.
76' Okonkwo comes in to replace injured Essien
74- Ejike Ikwu blocks a shot. Osimhen marked by three defenders and ball taken from him.
72- Throw-in to Nigeria. Possession for Nigeria. But they lose it again.
69- Funsho Bamgboye booked, to miss Nigeria's semi-finals game.
68- David Enogela fires a shot but not on target. 15-13. The shots fired so far. 13 for Nigeria.
67- Eder Militao intercepts the ball. Throw-in. Nigeria in possession now. Anumudu's shot goes wide.
63' Geovane comes in to replace Andrey for Brazil
63' Arthur comes in to replace L. Henrique for Brazil
63- David Enogela intercepts the ball but fouled by Guilerhme who is booked.
62- Nwakali fouls Lincoln according to the referee. Free-kick to Brazil. Udoh catches the ball on second attempt.
61' Essien comes in to replace Micheal for Nigeria
60- Kelechi Nwakali with the corner. A header gifts Juliano the ball however.
58- Ejike Ikwu clears the ball via his head for a corner to Brazil. Osimhen is back.
56- Victor Osimhen injured, the shoulder seems the problem
52-Rogerio fires wide. Lazarus is in pain after a coming-together with a Brazilian
50- Ejike Ikwu is yellow-carded for a foul on Dodo. Free-kick to Brazil. Akpan Udoh produces a great punch of the ball.
49- Brazil in possession now
48- Anumudu injured. Free-kick and throw-in to Nigeria.
47- Leandro fires a shot but his effort goes terribly wide.
46- Osimhen goes for a Lazarus cross but Juliano catches. The Eaglets lose the ball to Brazil. Waziri fouled by Lincoln
45- The two teams form a huddle. The Nigerians are praying and are taking their positions. Nigeria kick off.
HT: Brazil 0- 3 Nigeria.
45+1: Udoh catches Leandro's shot. An attacking move by Nigeria broken. Lazarus is back on the field.
John Lazarus requires medical attention.
44- Anumudu's free-kick is too high
44- Funsho Bamgboye is flagged offside after a neat exchange of passes with a team-mate.
42- Funsho Bamgboye sees his low shot saved by Juliano in Brazil goal. A corner by Brazil's Leandro fizzles across goal. Goal kick Nigeria.
40- Eaglets' defender Zakari draws an applause for his attacking move. He however loses the ball
36- Nigerian corner.
The top scorer Victor Osimhen is flagged offside now
34- Udochukwu Anumudu scores Nigeria's third goal of the match. The left back receives a pass across field and fires a shot to the low far corner.
34- Brazil win a succession of corners, the third in a row.
That was osimhen's 8th of the World Cup
32- Kingsley Michael scores! 2-0
28- Victor Osimhen scores! Nigeria go 1-0 up
29- Udochukwu Anumudu concedes a throw. John Lazarus overlaps from the right but loses the ball.
Brazil have created plenty of chances these opening quarter hour. But they're petrified of Osimhen and double-team him.
27- Kelechi Nwakali unleashes a long range shot.
26- Kingsley Michael of Nigeria tango with Dodo of Brazil. Free kick Brazil.
25- Samuel Chukwueze fires a shot but its high.
23- Victor Osimhen dribbles into the Brazil box, but deemed to have a fouled his marker.
22- Free kick to Nigeria. Chukwueze fouled
20- Brazil possession
The Eaglets win a throw but concede possession. Another Nigeria throw.
8- Free kick Brazil. They attack Nigeria's left side, a cross is sent in but a clearance leads to Brazil corner. However Udoh is fouled.
3- pandemonium in Nigeria's goal area. Keeper Udoh punches away the ball for a counter afterwards.
2- Michael is back from his medical examination. The Eaglets are in possession now.
1- Leandro of Brazil booked for a angerous tackle on Kingsley Michael. He receives medical attention. Free-kick to Nigeria.
The players sing their countries' anthems and the parade of handshakes follows.
1- Kick off by Brazil.
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