Golden Eaglets Amuneke’s men fall to Croatia

Despite the loss, the Golden Eaglets still finished top of Group A while Croatia’s win take them to second

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  play Croatia goes to the next round with the victory over the Golden Eaglets (FIFA)
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The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria lost their first game in the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup to Croatia.

The Eaglets who have already qualified for the round of 16 thanks to their victories against USA and Chile, took the lead through Victor Osimhen in the 20th minute.

The Croatians however came back with two goals to take all the three points.

Read: Emmanuel Amunke confident of Golden Eaglets

Brekalo equalised for Croatia in the 50th minute before Majic neted the winners four minutes later.

  play Victor Osimhen gave Nigeria the lead in the first half (FIFA)

 

Despite the loss, the Golden Eaglets still finished top of Group A while Croatia’s win take them to second.

In the group's other game, host Chile defeated USA 4-1 which takes them to third in the group.

Read: Kanu Nwankwo congratulates Golden Eaglets

Nigeria and Croatia go through, automatically, to the Round of 16, while third placed Chile will wait to see if they are eligible as one of the four best third finished teams.

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