Five-time champions, Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will literally set Vina del Mer as they tango with hosts Chile at the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup at the 24,000 Capacity Estadio Sausalito tonight at midnight.
The Eaglets got off to a flying start on Saturday night, beating the United States of America 2-0.
Chile will be looking to notch a win after a disappointing opening one-all draw on home soil against Croatia at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago on Saturday night.
However, the Emmanuel Amunike-tutored lads are well aware that an outright victory against Chile to put them firmly in the Round of 16, thus rendering their last Group A tie against Croatia in Coquimbo on Friday a mere formality.
Against the hosts, the Eaglets will need to get off the bloc and put the game to bed early.
Historically, African nations have had the edge over their European and South American rivals in the competition, having won six of the 15 previous editions. With four tournament triumphs to their name, including the inaugural competition in 1985 and the last in 2013, Nigeria rank high among the favourites for Chile 2015.
As he revealed in a recent interview with, coach Emmanuel Amunike, a former Super Eagles striker, is itching to get their title defence underway and has complete faith in his team, vowing: “Our best will come in Chile.”
Nigeria can expect a stiff challenge from 2005 and 2011 champions Mexico, three-time winners Brazil, who last won the competition in 2003, and reigning European champions France, who tasted success in 2001 and will no doubt be anxious to repeat the experience.

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