Golden Eaglets Amuneke’s men to face Australia

The Golden Eaglets finished tops of Group A ahead of Croatia (second) Chile (third) and the United States of America (fourth)

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  play The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will face Australia in the round of 16 (Getty Images)
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The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will be facing Australia in the Round of 16 of the ongoing 16th FIFA U17 World Cup.

The Golden Eaglets finished tops of Group A ahead of Croatia (second) Chile (third) and the United States of America (fourth).

Australia finished third in Group C with four points but qualified as one of the four best third-placed teams across the six groups of the tournament.

Read: Emmanuel Amuneke salutes Golden Eaglets

The four best third-placed teams join the 12 who emerged from first and second positions, for the Round of 16 fixtures.

  play Nicholas Panetta of Australia celebrates his team's first goal with team mates (Getty Images)

 

The round of 16 clash between the Golden Eaglets and Australia will hold in the early hours of Thursday, October 29 at the Estadio Sausalito Vina Del Mar.

The last time the Eaglets faced Australia was in the group stage of the 2003 U-17 World Cup in Finland, which the Eaglets won 2-1.

Read: Kanu Nwankwo congratulates Golden Eaglets

In other confirmed pairings, Brazil will take on New Zealand, Mexico will play host Chile, Croatia will face Germany while South Korea will do battle Belgium.

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