Nigeria shocks host Argentina in U-20 World Cup

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The Flying Eagles of Nigeria on Wednesday defeated host Argentina 2-0 in the round of 16 match at the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup in the South American nation.

Two second-half goals from the West African were enough to send the six-time champion out of the tournament they were hosting for the second time in 22 years.

Argentina first hosted the competition in 2001.

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Ibrahim Mohammed silenced the vociferous fans at the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, San Juan, when he opened the scoring for Nigeria in the 61st minute while substitute Rilwanu Haliru Sarki put the tie to bed with the second goal in the 90th minute.

With this result, the two-time finalist has now qualified for the quarter-final of the competition for the first time since 2011.

The Flying Eagles will face the winner of the game between Ecuador and South Korea in the tournament’s last eight.

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