Flying Eagles of Nigeria advance to knock-
out stage in the FIFA U20 world cup despite
finishing third in the group.
FIFA confirms this after securing 4 points in
the group stage with a huge goal difference.
Ukraine and Nigeria played out a 1-1 draw at
a chilly Bielsko-Biala Stadium on Thursday to
close out Group D
Nigeria defense was frustrated by the
Ukrainians who are already guranteed a spot
in the knock out stages.
But they took an early lead through a goal
from Danylo Sikan who headed home from
close range in the 30th minute to give
Ukraine a 1-0 lead.
Flying eagles were denied a goal from a
penalty kick by the goal keeper, but another
penalty opportunity sees Tijani playing a shot
past the goal keeper to earn Nigeria the goal
Some fans however expressed their
dissatisfaction over the performance of the
flying eagles, calling them the worst team
ever after qualifying as the best looser.
Flying Eagles are yet to know the team to
face, but they need to improve their
performance if they are to qualify to the next