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Minute by Minute: Nigeria Vs USA

Minute by Minute: Nigeria Vs USA

Nigeria vs USA U17 World Cup Facts

Nigeria have won the U17 World Cup four times (1985, 1993, 2007, 2013), USA have not.


Nigeria have been runners up three times (1987, 2001, 2009).  So in total, the Golden Eaglets have made seven appearances at the final of the U17 World Cup.

USA have made 15 appearances at the tournament.

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90+3- Nigeria win 2-0 after full time

90+2- Chukwueze flagged offside.

90- Three minutes of extra time has been added.

89- John Lazarus heads the ball away for a corner to USA.

88- Victor Osimhen fouled by Auston Trusty. The challenge earns him a straight red card. USA coach Ritchie Williams asks the fourth official questions on the decision.

85- Freekick to Nigeria. Michael fouled.

Funsho Bamgboye out, Samuel Chukwueze in; Nigeria substitution.

Osinachi Ebere with the last touch of the ball, Adams for USA truncating his run. Chukwueze is lively and looks promising.

Joe Gallardo out, Pierre Silva in. USA substitution

78- Ejike Ukwu concedes a freekick. Udoh Akpan tips the ball across the post for a USa corner. The ball is booted out. Bamgboye is offside.

76- Victor Osimhen flagged offside.

75- Anumudu with a fierce shot. Corner for Nigeria

72- Ejike Ikwu with a clearance. Throw-in to USA.

The Eaglets make a clumsy defensive clearance. The USA have been more lively bar the moments that led to Nigeria's goals.

68- Udochukwu Anumudu's cross into the USA box is poor, it is saved by USA keeper.

Anumudu is yellow-carded now for a foul.

66- Akpan Udoh claims the ball from a freekick.

Matthew Olosunde is down with a cramp. He is attended to by medics.

64- Tyler Adams in, Matthew Olosunde out; USA substitution

66- Akpan Udoh claims the ball from a freekick.

Matthew Olosunde is down with a cramp. He is attended to by medics.

63- Luca Torre in, Haji Wright out; USA substitution.

61- Kingsley Michael in, Chukwudi Agbor out; Nigeria substitution

61-GOAL!! Victor Osimhen scores Nigeria's second goal. The striker receives a pass from midfield and sides home with his left foot.

59- Nigeria keeper Akpan Udoh saves. from a dangerous move.

57- Haji Wright twists and turns but gets nothing from a dribbling move. However the Yanks win a freekick but waste the chance presented.

 Nigeria win a corner but not utilised.

55- Ejike Ikwu concedes a corner, but its cleared

51- Victor Osimhen tries to turn and shoot at goal but his path to goal is blocked. Corner for Nigeria.

50- GOAL. Chukwudi Agor scores Nigeria's first goal at the U17 World Cup. He pounced from a loose ball chased by Funsho Bamgboye.

48- John Lazarus wins a throw-in for Nigeria. Osinachi Ebere wins a freekick for Nigeria.

47- USA thwart a Nigerian move.

45- Nigeria kick off

The Eaglets had 60% of the ball possession, USA. Nigeria had 9 shots on target, USA have 2.

45- Nigeria kick off

The Eaglets had 60% of the ball possession, USA. Nigeria had 9 shots on target, USA have 2.

HT: Nigeria 0-0 USA

45- Chukwudi Agbor's shot is off target.

44- Bamgboye holds onto the ball for too long. His teammates take up good positions but he loses possession.

42- Nigeria's corner is cleared.

40- USA forward, Wright, ghosts past Lukman Zakari but the ball taken from him.

38- USA with a freekick, Kelechi Nwakali conceding that.

35- Nigeria's Golden Eaglets in possession of the ball but Funsho Bamgboye loses it. Goalkick USA.

33- Freekick to USA. Lazarus, the guilty party.

27- Nigeria win a throw-in. The pace of this game has been slow, both sides not really setting the stadium alight but Bamgboye has been okay for Nigeria, Pulisic; the USA captain capable of causing worries for the Eaglets.

25- Lazarus' cross is disappointing, not on target after what looked like a promising move.

The Yanks pass the ball around in their side of the pitch.

21- Victor Osimhen' shot is out of touch.

18- The Americans have attacked more, Nigeria okay with careful build-ups.

A cross shot from Bamgboye goes wide.

15- Freekick to USA, taken by John Nelson. Nigeria launch a counter now. Chukwudi Agbor's shot goes wide however

13- A tricky USA move truncated. Bamgboye commits a foul. Freekick to USA

The American right is Matthew Olosunde; a Nigerian with American citizenship.

Goal kick Nigeria.

11- The Nigerian defence under threat but keeper Udoh gathers at second attempt. Nigeria get a corner now.

9- Victor Akhimen latches onto a pass but skids his shot wide. Good chance wasted.

7-Perez's lofted ball goes wide and off target. Ebere wins Nigeria a corner.

5- Bamgboye wins Nigeria a throw-in. The Americans regain the ball but stopped in their tracks.

3- Goal kick to USA. The Yanks pass the ball around but Victor Akhimen is fouled. Freekick to Nigeria. Nwakali's effort is caught by USA keeper Piulisic.

2- A long ball from left back yields a corner for Nigeria

1- USA kick off at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez in Santiago. Deniz Ayteniz is the referee for this game.

The weather is 22 degree centigrade


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  • bolaji 6 years ago

    is a good game

  • adewale 6 years ago

    Fantastic game but they just have to bring the cup to Nigeria…

  • pobolsky 6 years ago

    Good game, hope they win their next game

  • Thomas maigida 6 years ago

    The first win is a good start but they have to be stronger and tactical while meeting with home team (chile). They could have intimidating support and may demoralize them. All the same I wish them good luck.