Golden Eaglets out of FIFA U-17 World Cup


Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets crashed out of the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil on Tuesday after suffering a 3-1 loss to the Netherlands in the Round of Sixteen.

Ajax striker, Sontje Hansen, scored the three goals for the European side to send the five-times champions out of the competition.

Hansen scored two goals in the 15th minute when he struck a left-footed strike. He completed his hat-trick on 80 minutes from the penalty spot after VAR ruled that defender Ferdinard Ikenna handled the ball inside the box.

Olakunle Olusegun’s consolation goal for the Golden Eaglets in the 12th minute could however not stop the team from losing to their European opponents.

Holland will now clash in the quarterfinal with the winners of the all-South American derby between Argentina and Paraguay.

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