FIFA U-17 World Cup – Eaglets Draw Australia In Round Of 16

Nigeria’s cadet football team, the Golden Eaglets will confront the Young Joeys of Australia in the Round of 16 at the 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup taking place in Chile.

After the conclusion group matches on Sunday, Australia qualified from Group C as one of the best third-placed teams with four points.

The game between Nigeria and Australia in the knock out stage will be played on Thursday at the Estadio Sausalito in Vina del Mar, Chile.

The Golden Eaglets topped Group A with six points from three matches to reach the round of 16 at Chile 2015 but had to wait until yesterday to know whom they will face after the group stages were concluded.

 Eaglets defeated the United States 2-0 in their first group game before smashing hosts Chile 5-1 but were brought down to earth by Croatia who came from a goal down to defeat Nigeria 2-1.

If the Golden Eaglets can scale the Australian hurdle, then they might book a date with the winner of the Brazil/New Zealand round of 16 game in the quarterfinals.

Fifa Under-17 Round of 16 pairings Brazil v New Zealand Chile vs Mexico Nigeria v Australia South Korea v Belgium Croatia v Germany Mali v North Korea Russia v Ecuador France v Costa Rica

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