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Five-times champions Nigeria swept past Hungary 4-2 in the opening match of the 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals in Brazil on Saturday.
The Eaglets scored three goals in six second half minutes, and they were just a reward for their persistence and determination.
Just like what happened when both teams last met at the championship — the inaugural edition in China 34 years ago — Hungary drew the first blood.
Inside the first three minutes, Gyorgy Komaromi took full advantage of poor defensive organisation to slot past goalkeeper Daniel Jinadu.
The Eaglets created chance after chance and eventually drew level when team captain Samson Tijani sent goalkeeper Kristjan Hegyi the wrong way from the penalty kick spot.
That was after Wisdom Ubani had been upended in the box.
Tijani’s equaliser was Nigeria’s 150th goal in the history of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
Yet, the Europeans would again go into the lead, when Samuel Major placed the ball clinically beyond Jinadu from a counter-attack as the Nigerian defence was again caught napping.
Still unruffled, the Eaglets continued to launch onslaught after onslaught, but were undone by a combination of short passes, hyper-ventilation and wayward shooting.
On resumption of the second half at the Estadio Olimpico in Goiania, the Eaglets took full control, dictating the pace and creating goalscoring opportunities.
But poor finishing by Ubani, Tijani, Ibrahim Sa’id and Olakunle Olusegun delayed the turn-around.
The introduction of Akinkunmi Amoo and Ibrahim Jabaar invigorated the Nigerian side, and in the 79th minute, defender Usman Ibrahim scored.
He was on the alert to head the ball into the net from a corner kick by Sa’id as goalkeeper Hegyi made a poor job of coming out to claim the ball.
Two minutes later, it was 3-2 after Jabaar’s dazzling run ended with a pullout from the left, which defender Oluwatimilehin Adeniyi headed past Hegyi even as Donat Orosz tried in vain to stop the contact.
Tijani made the scoreline safe for a hardworking Nigeria side in the 85th minute.
His angled free-kick from 23 yards out was deflected by the head of Botond Balogh to wrong-foot Hegyi.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in the other match of the opening day, host nation Brazil pounded Canada 4-1 in Brasilia.
Nigeria will go up against Ecuador in their next match on Tuesday at the same venue.
Victory is certain to take the Eaglets to the Round of 16, ahead of their final Group B encounter with Australia

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BREAKING: Premier League releases date for the resumption of Next Season

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BREAKING: Premier League releases date for the resumption of Next Season

As the premier league is entering the final week of the season, the FA have now released a new date on when next season will commence.

The pandemic has affected football worldwidr and has also disrupted a lot of footballing activities hereby making various FA to change the dates of various activities.

The English FA have now released that the Premier League for 2020-21 season will commence on the 12th of September and will conclude on the 24th of May 2021.

The premier league usually has a trademark of resuming its league during the second week of August but with the global pandemic that has been going on so far, the date has now been moved to September 12.

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A statement from the Premier League read: “Premier League shareholders today agreed to start the 2020-21 Premier League season on September 12, 2020.”

Furthermore, “The final match round of the campaign will take place on May 23, 2021. The Premier League will continue to consult the FA and EFL regarding the scheduling of all domestic competitions.”

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Madrid fans vote for their worst and best players this season

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Madrid fans vote for their worst and best players this season

Real Madrid won the Spanish laliga tittle to bring the total to 34 laliga tittles

There have been a number of standout performers throughout the season, but who do the Real Madrid fans believe has been the best

Well, they’ve been for voting for just that over on Marca, with all 25 members of Zidane’s squad ranked in order.

Here is the list for the least to the best players so far this season

25. Gareth Bale

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24. James Rodriguez

23. Luka Jovic

22. Lucas Vazquez

21. Nacho Fernandez

20. Eden Hazard

19. Brahim Diaz

18. Alphonse Areola

17. Mariano Diaz

16. Isco

15. Marcelo

14. Eder Militao

13. Marco Asensio

12. Rodrygo Goes

11. Vinicius Junior

10. Dani Carvajal

9. Ferland Mendy

8. Raphael Varane

7. Luka Modric

6. Fede Valverde

5. Toni Kroos

4. Casemiro

3. Thibaut Courtois

2. Sergio Ramos

1. Karim Benzema

It is no surprise that Bale has the least performance in this Real Madrid team and may leave the before the start of next season

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Real Madrid this season signing Jovic and Hazard are 23rd and 20th this season they have offered little to the team and Mendy 7th who has been Madrids best summer signing.

Benzema’s number one spot has been well deserved with his intelligent play and scoring 21 goals in the league no wonder Perez says he deserves to be a contender for the prestigious ballon d’or

Do u think the ranking of the players is accurate.

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