Gabriele Gori scored six times for the Italians while Paolo Palmacci netted a hat-trick for the Italians.
Nigeria lose to Italy in Group B [Video]
Nigeria could not contain the Italians, falling 12-6 in the Group B game that was played in Nassau on Thursday, April 27.
For the Sand Eagles, Azeez Abu scored a hattrick while Godspower Igudia, Victor Tale and Emeka Ogbonna were also on the scoresheet for Nigeria.
Nigeria will be looking to get their campaign on the track when they play Mexico on Saturday, April 29.
Italy will next play Iran also on Saturday.
In the other Group B game, Iran beat Mexico 3-2 also on Thursday.
Africa’s other representative at the World Cup Senegal beat Ecuador 9-0 in a Group A game.
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