Flying Eagles Arrive Argentine City Ahead Of Korea Clash

Flying Eagles of Nigeria has arrived the northern Argentina city of Santiago del Estero ahead of Korea clash.

The national team departed Bueno Aires the city for the FIFA U-20 round of 16 clash with Argentina on Friday.

Last Wednesday, the world cup favourites and host, Argentina, was eliminated from the tournament by Nigeria. After the first half ended in a stalemate, the Flying Eagles struck twice in the second half to win the tie.

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Winger, Ibrahim Muhammad, opened the scoring in the 61st minute after being set-up by striker, Emmanuel Umeh. And shortly after the goal, the Argentine piled pressure on Nigeria in a bid to secure an equaliser. Also, in the charge for an equaliser, they were denied by the woodwork.

And while soaking up the pressure, a goal-scoring loophole was spotted by Nigerians. And they Capitalised on it to score their second of the night; hence, sending the Argentine fans into ululation.

Announcing Flying Eagles departure, social media journalist, Mike, took to his Twitter handle.

Flying Eagles arrive Santiago del Estero

“Nigeria’s inspired U20 boys have flown into the northern Argentine city of Santiago del Estero ahead of Sunday’s FIFA U20 World Cup quarter-final clash with their counterparts from Korea Republic,” he wrote on the Micro-blogging app.

And according to his notification, the quarter-final fixture will hold at the prestigious, Estadio Unico Madre de Ciudades.

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“Match is scheduled for the Estadio Unico Madre de Ciudades from 6.30pm.”

A win for Nigeria will have them reach the FIFA U-20 semi-final for the first time in over a decade. The last time the national team reached such a stage in the competition was in 2005. Because in 2011, Nigeria crashed out of the competition at the quarter-finals, after a defeat by France.

Nigerians are optimistic the national team will go all the away to win the trophy.

Recall, npflupdates reported how Coach Ladan Bosso warned opponent players against belittling Nigeria.

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