By Rachael Ugiagbe


Having qualified for the knockout stages of the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile, with victories over USA and the hosts, the Golden Eaglets have predicted a tough clash against Croatia in their last Group A match.

Nigeria lost 3-2 the Croats at a recently held Suwon U17 Invitational Tournament in South Korea but this time around the Eaglets are upbeat that they will have a revenge on their opponents.

“We were unlucky against Croatia in Suwon because we were leading them 2-1 until few minutes to the end of the match,” recalled defender John Lazarus.

“They got a penalty to equalize and the winning goal later and that stopped us from winning the tournament .

“We won’t allow that to happen against us on Friday and we will work harder to win.

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