MATCHDAY! Flying Eagles face Ukraine in crucial U-20 W’Cup group clash

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will decide their continuity at the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland when they face Ukraine today (Thursday).

The Paul Aigbogun lads kicked off their campaign with a sensational 4-0 win over Qatar, but fell to a 2-0 defeat to USA in their second outing.

With Ukraine already sure of a spot in the knockout stage, Nigeria, who are in second spot in group D, now battle for the other last-16 spot with USA, who have Qatar to play.

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Anything short of a win for Nigeria could tarnish their hopes of advancing if USA get the better of Qatar in the other group game, as both will be played simultaneously.

“We apologise for the defeat but we are assuring Nigerians that they shall see an improved team against Ukraine,” Aigbogun said after the USA loss.

The Ukraine clash will take place at the Bielsko Biala Stadium in Poland by 7:30p.m Nigeria time.

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