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Overview

Match summary

Golden Eaglets sink USA to start title defence

Nigeria, the reigning U-17 World Champions, have begun their title defence on the right foot after taking down USA 2-0 in the Super Eaglets’ opening match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015.

Match Highlights

Quotes

"At half time I told my players to believe in themselves, and it worked, because we were more precise," Emmanuel Amuneke, Nigeria coach.

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Statistics

Ball possession
58
%
42

Attempts

19Attempts4
6On-Target0
7Off-Target4
6Blocked0

Disciplinary

13Fouls Committed12
1Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards1

Attacking

8Corners7
3Offsides0
12Free kicks16
0Saves4

Line-ups

Nigeria
NigeriaNGA
USA
USAUSA
1
(GK)
(GK)
67'
81'
(C)
90'+3
(C)
64'
12
61'
83'
14
11
17
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
12
(GK)
21
(GK)
21
(GK)
3
64'
61'
13
81'
15
13
16
18
83'
19
18
67'
90'+3
CoachCoach
Emmanuel AMUNEKE (NGA)Richie WILLIAMS (USA)

Match Facts

Santiago De Chile

Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos

  • Stadium nameEstadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
  • CitySantiago De Chile
  • Year constructed1938
  • Overall capacity48665

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 22° CTemperature
  • 3 m/sWind
  • 27 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Deniz AYTEKIN
    Germany
    GermanyGER
  • Assistant Referee 1: Guido KLEVE (GER)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Markus HAECKER (GER)
  • Fourth official: Martin STROMBERGSSON (SWE)

Groups

Group A
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-FPPPts
Nigeria
NGA
3201835-76
Croatia
CRO
3120541-35
Chile
CHI
311167-1-94
USA
USA
301238-5-71

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