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U-23 Eagles beat Sweden, qualify for quarterfinals



 A first half goal by Sadiq Umar has propelled Nigeria through to the quarterfinals of the Rio Olympics after they defeated Sweden 1-0 for their second win in Group B early Monday morning in Manaus.
They now have the maximum six points from two matches, while Sweden remain on a point from the 2-2 draw with Colombia on the opening day of action.

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On Wednesday, they face Colombia in their final group game in Sao Paulo, while Sweden take on Japan in Salvador.
Dream Team VI deserved their victory and they could even have won by  a bigger score but for a series of top-notch saves by Sweden goalkeeper Andreas Linde.
Roma striker Sadiq Umar dived to head a super cross from the left by Stanley Amuzie past the goalkeeper in the 39th minute for his second goal of the campaign.


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