Nigeria on Friday became the most successful team in FIFA U-17 World Cup history with a 3-0 win over Mexico at the Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Nigeria beat defending champions Mexico to win the FIFA Under-17 World Cup title for the fourth time and made history by being the first country to win the junior world trophy four times.
By far the most exciting team of the tournament, the Eaglets were always the bookies favourites to emerge champions after a scintillating display that had seen them score 23 goals in six games.
The Golden Eaglets arrived in UAE boasting three title triumphs in the cadet tournament like South American powerhouse Brazil.
Nigeria were champions in 1985, 1993 and 2007, and runners-up in 1987, 2001 and 2009. But an own goal from Erick Aguirre after nine minutes followed by a tap in from Kelechi Iheanacho and Captain Musa Mohamed’s free kick helped Nigeria leapfrog Brazil, who won the competition in 1997, 1999 and 2003.
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