Mexico fall at final hurdle as Nigeria sweep to U17 glory (video)


Kelechi Iheanacho on target again in the Final

Mexico’s dream of retaining the Under 17 World Cup ended in defeat earlier as for the second time in the tournament they were outclassed by an impressive Nigerian side. A vastly superior performance to the one that ended in the 6-1 loss in the opening game was still not enough against the pace of the Super Eagles.

A typical Nigerian break within 10 minutes created the opener as Erik Aguirre’s last ditch tackle ended in the back of the net as he attempted to prevent Musa Yahaya from pulling the trigger.

El Tri enjoyed the majority of the possession but were unable to inflict any damage.

Nigeria’s second came in the 55th minute when captain, Musa Mohammed’s long range strike was fumbled by Raul Gudiño to allow Kelechi Iheanacho a simple tap in.

With 10 minutes remaining the result was confirmed when Musa Mohammed curled in a superb free kick from the edge of the box.

The result is the fourth Under 17 triumph for Nigeria but in light of the state of Mexican football at present this tournament has provided a welcome distraction.


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