World’s U-17 football champions, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria ranked number one will tomorrow battle the world’s second best, Brazil in the quarterfinals of the ongoing 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile.
The Golden Eaglets hammered Australia 6-0 in Viña del Mar to reach the last eight.
Nigeria have won the championship a record four times while their opponent in tomorrow’s quarter final, Brazil that have won the trophy three- times
Nigeria have been in stunning form winning three of their four matches in the tournament thus far losing to Croatia 2-1 in their last group match.
Eaglets have scored 14 goals while letting in just three in their four games so far while Brazil have been solid, if not spectacular so far.
The South Americans recovered from a shock opening day defeat to South Korea and have since gone on to win their next three games of the tournament.
Brazil booked a date with the Golden Eaglets after beating New Zealand 1-0 courtesy of an extra-time strike by Luis Henrique Farinhas at Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar.
Nigeria is the defending champions and striker Victor Osimhen is currently leading the highest goal record chart with seven goals courtesy of his hat- trick against Australia on Thursday.
Coach Emmanuel Amuneke said, “We are candidates to win the title, but so are Brazil. We will work to put up a good fight.We will continue to believe in ourselves. Nigerians should continue to believe in this team. We have to work collectively to reach our objectives.
“We will prepare very well so as to give a good account of ourselves against Brazil.
“Brazil are a very good side, we played against them in South Korea during the Suwon invitational football tournament, but this is the World Cup. Brazil will be the favourites to win this tournament but we will have a plan to beat them.”


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