Flying Eagles battle Uruguay, Ecuador or Honduras for World Cup quarterfinal place


Thanks to their second straight group win, the Flying Eagles possible opponents in the Round of 16 of the ongoing U20 World Cup in Argentina include Uruguay, Ecuador, Tunisia and Honduras.

Nigeria will now have to finish as winners or runners-up in Group D after their final first round game against Brazil Saturday.

A draw or a win this weekend will win the group for the Flying Eagles, while a loss to the Samba Stars will see them finish as runners-up.

As group winners, they will square up against the third best losers in Group B (currently Ecuador), Group E (currently Tunisia) or Group F (currently Honduras).

Should they finish as runners-up in Group D, they will tackle the winners of Group E, who are currently Uruguay.

Uruguay eliminated Nigeria in a Round of 16 of this tournament in 2013 in Turkey.

Both Round of 16 matches will be played on Wednesday, May 31 in La Plata.

Flying Eagles possible Round of 16 opponents

May 31 in La Plata Winners E vs Runners-up D

May 31 in La Plata Winners D vs 3rd Losers B/E/F

Credit: ScoreNigeria

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