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Nigeria crash out of U-20 World Cup

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The Flying Eagles of Nigeria have been eliminated from the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup. 

The Nigerian team crashed out of the competition following a 1-0 defeat to South Korea in the quarter-final encounter on Sunday.

The thrilling encounter took place at the Estadio Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades in Santigo del Estero, Argentina.

Seok-Hyun Choi’s header in extra time was the sole difference in a game that was cagey and on the knife edge all through.

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Ladan Bosso kept the same line-up that began the shocking 2-0 victory over the hosts Argentina in the second round.

However, there was a little spark from the explosive performance they displayed in the previous game.

The Flying Eagles enjoyed complete control of the ball in the first half-an-hour of the game, but sparse chances were created from the spell.

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Nigeria’s captain Daniel Bameyi had a crack from outside the box, but Joon-Hong Kim, the Korean goalkeeper, easily stopped it.

Victor Eletu also carved another dangerous opportunity for Nigeria’s opener, but after slaloming through a host of Korean bodies, his left-footed was palmed away by a full-stretched Joon-Hong.

Bameyi had another long-range strike thwarted after the half-time break, but both teams struggled to get their final third decisions appropriate.

The game tapered into extra time, with the scoreline goalless.

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However, five minutes into the extra period, Korea broke the deadlock. A corner was swung in from the right, Seok-Hyun found himself unmarked, and his guarded header sailed beyond a stunned Kingsley Aniagboso, the Nigerian goalkeeper.

Despite a late rally, the Flying Eagles could not respond as Korea progressed to the semi-final to face Italy on Thursday.

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