Nigeria's Flying Eagles likely to face Portugal at FIFA U-20 World Cup


Nigeria's junior national team and current African Youth Champions, beat their Malian counterparts by two goals to one, in the third place match of the ongoing African Youth Championship.

The Flying Eagles, as the team is fondly called, thus claimed bronze at the cadet tournament and will likely play in Group B at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, later this year in Turkey.

Their opponents in that group will include Cuba, Korea Republic and Portugal.

The Flying Eagles lost the opportunity to defend their African title which they have won a record six times, when they lost to their Egyptian counterparts earlier in the week, in the tournament semi-final.

The final will be played later today between Egypt and Ghana but all four semi-finalists have already qualified for the World Cup in Turkey.

Nigeria has never won the FIFA U-20 World Cup having lost twice in the finals in 1989 and 2005 to Portugal and Argentina respectively.