By James Agberebi:
Mexico coach Mario Arteaga has boasted that his team will be ready for the Golden Eaglets' onslaught in Thursday's semi-final clash of the Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
The match kicks off at 12 midnight Nigerian time on Thursday.
The Mexicans booked their place in the last four after defeating Ecuador 2-0 in Monday's quarter-final.
Reacting to their win against Ecuador, Arteaga praised his players on how they approached the game against Ecuador.
"The match went as we expected, very tight between two teams with the same level. But my team has managed to stay very calm and very well composed in this game with impeccable behavior," Arteaga told FIFA.com.
"My players were good tactically, physically and mentally. Nigeria is a very good team, and we will prepare ourselves better to face their excellent attack."
Emmanuel Ameneke's boys have scored 17 goals in five matches at Chile 2015, including a 5-1 bashing of the hosts and a 6-0 thrashing of Australia.
At the 2013 edition in the United Arab Emirates, the Golden Eaglets defeated Mexico 3-0 in the final to claim their fourth FIFA U-17 World Cup title.
They had earlier thrashed Mexico 6-1 in the group stage of the same tournament.
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