Nigeria beats Brazil to qualify for the semi-final Fifa 2015 Under-17 World Cup


Nigeria has qualified for the semi-final of the Fifa 2015 Under-17 World Cup after beating  pre-tournament favourite Brazil.

SuperSport reports:

The Eaglets started the game tentatively as Brazil went on the offensive carving up chances in the first five minutes of the game.

Leandro and Lincoln had a go at the Nigerian goal but Udoh Akpan stood tall and prevent the Young Selecao from scoring.

Nigeria gradually settled into the game after weathering the Brazilian storm and took the lead in the 29th minute of the game through Victor Osimhen.

The tall striker met a Lazarus cross with a firm header that beat Brazil goalkeeper Juliano for the first goal of the game as the Eaglets went rampant.

Kingsley Michael made a 2-0 for Nigeria after bulldozing his way into the Brazil box and squaring the ball for Michael who had to dip to connect the ball into the grass and over Juliano to put the Eaglets in the drivers’ seat.

There was no coming back for Brazil at that point as Nigeria grew in confidence and were compact in defence.