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U-17 World Cup: Nigeria Suffer 2-1 Defeat To Australia

Nigerian Golden Eaglets suffered a 2-1 defeat to Australian side on Friday in Estadio Bezerrão, Brazil.

This will be the first time the Aussie had ever defeated the Golden Eaglets after six attempts.

Noah Botic scored the opening goal for Australia 13 minutes into the game. Nigeria’s Peter Olawale scored an equalizer in the 21st minute.

Botic netted the winner for the Aussies to catapult them into the round of 16.

Meanwhile, the Golden Eaglets who already qualified having defeated Hungary 4-2 and Ecuador 3-2 in the opening game, were hoping to continue their 100% start to the competition but were thwarted by Australia’s keeper Adam Pavlesic multiple times.

Nigeria and Australia qualify for the round of 16 in Group B.

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