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FIFA u-17 World Cup Finals: Nigeria vs. Mexico

FIFA u-17 World Cup Finals: Nigeria vs. Mexico

Conjectures of who will make it to the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup finals have finally come to a close. Defending champions Mexico will meet with perennial finalists Nigeria to launch a combat that will unveil new history for the junior football division.

 

Match Date: 08 November 2013

Match Venue: Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

 

Nigeria

After illustrating spectacular stunts in their match against Sweden, the Nigerian junior footballers have proven once again why they are among the world’s best pitch royalties. The convincing 3-0 victory in the Abu Dhabi semi-finals was capped by a pressure-flooded encounter between the sides, but was ultimately subdued through excellent maneuvers from the eventual winners.

Taiwo Awoniyi opened the scoring in the 21st minute for the Golden Eaglets and scored again in the second half but only to be ruled out for an offside. Regardless, two other teammates were quick to also find the net. Left back Samuel Okon and Chidera Ezeh both scored one late goal apiece, finishing the clean sheet in a riveting bomb of plaudits from supporters. The troupe’s top-notch defense disabled Sweden to score even just a single goal.

 

Mexico

After slamming Argentina in the semi-finals 3-0, Mexico were able to obtain their second consecutive seeding to the World Cup finals. The callous battle saw both teams eradicate any hesitations to net goals, which made it highly engaging on spectators’ side.

El Tri’s Ivan Ochoa delivered two goals in the first half, allowing Mexico to dominate the said period. Despite their extreme efforts to retaliate in the second half, Argentina were hindered from scoring by the Mexicans’ outstanding defense. Marco Granados added a third goal for the North American side in the tourney’s dying minutes.

 

World Cup betting tip: This finale joist could well become one of FIFA U-17 World Cup’s most intriguing matches. Both finalists have reputable records under their belt and making their best exchanges in the tournaments’ most important stage could result in a heavy-weight spectacle. The pressure must be higher on the defending champions, while Nigeria would feel much more confident at winning the bout especially after they’ve beaten their rivals 6-1 in the opening game in Group F at this year’s event. A very tight clash should accentuate this battle, but Nigeria will eventually carry the day and steal the title from the reigning victors.

 

Nigeria | Image source: fifa.com

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