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Nigeria 0-0 Brazil: 10 Golden Eaglets Facts Against South American Opponents

The Golden Eaglets will take on Brazil in the quarter-finals of the 2015 U-17 World Cup in Chile. This is the first time both teams will square off at this level in a FIFA-organized competition.

If past meetings against South American opposition are to be taken into consideration, then the Eaglets shouldn't lose sleep over Brazil.

Ahead of Sunday's clash, Completesportsnigeria.com's JAMES AGBEREBI unveils 10 key facts about the Eaglets against South American teams…


NIGERIA AND BRAZIL HAVE NEVER MET AT THE U-17 WORLD CUP

Since the Golden Eaglets made their debut at the inaugural edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in China in 1985, this is the first time ever they will be meeting Brazil. They've met other top South American teams like Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia and just recently Chile. But they've never crossed paths with Brazil.


BOLIVIA WERE THEIR FIRST EVER SOUTH AMERICAN OPPONENTS AT THE U-17 WORLD CUP

The Golden Eaglets first ever South American opponents at the FIFA U-17 World Cup were Bolivia in Canada 1987. They met in the group stage with the Eaglets winning 3-2 thanks to a Philip Osondu hat-trick.


THE EAGLETS HAVE MET SOUTH AMERICAN OPPOSITION NINE TIMES

The game against Brazil will be the 10th time the Golden Eaglets will be meeting a South American team. In the nine previous encounters, the Eaglets have won seven, drawn one and lost one.


ARGENTINA HAVE MET THE GOLDEN EAGLETS MORE TIMES (5) THAN ANY OTHER SOUTH AMERICAN TEAM

The Golden Eaglets have played against Argentina five times at the U-17 World Cup. This is the most times they have faced a South American team. In these five times both teams have clashed, the Eaglets have won three times, lost one and drawn one.

Their first meeting ended 0-0 in the group stage in Scotland 1989. The second meeting in Japan 1993 saw the Eaglets win 4-0. Both teams didn't clash again until Finland 2003 where the Argentines won 1-0. The Eaglets defeated Argentina 2-0 and 2-1 in South Korea 2007 and Nigeria 2009 respectively.

THE EAGLETS' ONLY LOSS TO A SOUTH AMERICAN OPPONENT WAS AGAINST ARGENTINA

The Eaglets' only defeat to a South American team was against Argentina. The Eaglets lost 1-0 in their last group game in Finland 2003.


THE GOLDEN EAGLETS HAVE MET SOUTH AMERICAN OPPOSITION TWICE IN THE QUARTER-FINALS

The game against Brazil will be the third time the Eaglets will face a South American team in the quarter-finals. The first time they met a South American team at this stage was in 2007 in South Korea which the Eaglets won 2-0.

In 2013 in the United Arab Emirates, they also beat Uruguay 2-0 in the last eight.

THE EAGLETS ALWAYS MADE IT TO THE FINAL AFTER BEATING A SOUTH AMERICAN OPPONENT

At the 1987 edition in Canada, the Eaglets defeated Bolivia 3-2 and got to the final but unfortunately they lost to the Soviet Union on penalties.

They took on Argentina in Japan 1993, won 4-0 and went on to win their second title.

In the second round and quarter-final at the 2007 edition in South Korea, the Eaglets beat Colombia and Argentina 2-1 and 2-0 respectively. They went on to beat Spain in the final.

Needing a win or draw to confirm their qualification into the second round in 2009, the Eaglets beat Argentina 2-1. But surprisingly, they lost 1-0 in the final to Switzerland.

And in the United Arab Emirates in 2013, the Eaglets beat Uruguay 2-0 in the quarter-final before going on to beat Mexico 3-0 in the final.


BIGGEST SCORELINE AGAINST A SOUTH AMERICAN OPPOSITION

The Golden Eaglets' biggest ever scoreline against a South American team was against Chile in the on-going U-17 World Cup.
The Eaglets won 5-1 in their Group A clash. The biggest scoreline prior to the win against Chile was the 4-0 defeat handed to Argentina at Japan 1993.


THE EAGLETS WENT ON TO WIN THE TROPHY AFTER BEATING TWO SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES IN THE SAME TOURNAMENT

The first and only time the Eaglets met two different South American countries in the same tournament was in South Korea 2007. The Eagles defeated both Colombia and Argentina and went on to win the cup.
In the on-going U-17 World Cup, the Eaglets beat Chile 5-1 in the group stage, and will meet Brazil in the quarter-finals.


THE EAGLETS HAVE NEVER CONCEDED MORE THAN TWO GOALS AGAINST A SOUTH AMERICAN TEAM

Bolivia is the only South American team to have scored two goals against the Eaglets. The Eaglets went on to win 3-2. In Finland 2003, they lost 1-0 to Argentina, in South Korea 2007, they beat Colombia 2-1, Argentina was beaten 2-1 in 2009 and in the on-going U-17 World Cup, they thrashed Chile 5-1.

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9 Comments

  1. Nigeria should do a very good ball as they did in the pass macths Tanx God Blessed nigeria I wish then good louck.

  2. Reply Post By Joe4Jesus

    weldone my boys. Nigeria has only U17 for now dat has the spirit of 9ja carry-on………..

  3. I which Nigeria good luck tomorrow, I predicted 2-0 in favour of nigeria (up naija)

  4. Reply Post By Aondoakaa Michael Terzungwe

    I wish golden eaglet ‘s good luck and God strength to defeat Brasil by 1:0. Up up eaglet’s

  5. Reply Post By Ernest Agwuncha

    i pray for God to with under 17 players tomorrow against Brazilian’s, with God on our side winning is ours thanks, good luck to you my brothers

  6. Golden eaglet will win 2.0 to Brazil up eaglet,up 9ja

  7. Reply Post By williams

    D fact dat golden Eaglet has always prove to south america dat fball is made in nig… Datz doesn’t mean dey should retire in dra hard work, we all know dat brazil is a vry gud team nd are also hia to win nt lost.. But I’m seeing a vry different game today btw Brazil..

  8. Brazil na fire oo well nigeria and brazil match will b a big fight

  9. I wish Nigeria success

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