It was the end of the road for Nigeria’s Flying Eagles as they were knocked out of the U-20 FIFA World Cup following a 1-0 defeat to South Korea.
The Ladan Bosso lads were playing in the quarter-finals with the hopes of reaching the last four, but the race ended in the final minutes.
After a goalless 90 minutes, Choi Seok-Hyun’s 94th minute header in extra-time from a corner was enough for South Korea to progress to the semifinals.
The Flying Eagles opened their campaign with a win over Dominican Republic and also defeated Italy in their second group game before losing to Brazil on matchday three.
The team went on to seal a shock 2-0 win against hosts Argentina in the round of 16 to find a place in the last eight, where they have now gotten knocked out by South Korea.
Just like in the 2007 U-20 World Cup in Canada, Ladan Bosso once again failed to take the Flying Eagles beyond the quarter-final stage.
The team’s defeat also means Africa’s four representatives at the tournament – Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia and Gambia – have all crashed out.
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