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U-17 Round of 16: Watch your back fans tell Golden Eaglets


Golden Eaglets who are seeking their 6th title at the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil have been told to be mindful of their defence even as they continue to impress in attacks.

A cross section of soccer Fans who bared their minds in a chat with shortly after the team came from behind for the second time to beat Ecuador 3-2, said though the team is doing well up front and in the middle, there is need for the Manu Garba tutored side to tighten lose ends at the back.

Coming from behind to win though commendable according to them, it may not be easy when the team squares up against a defence conscious side.

“Of course we are happy with their back to back victories but you will notice that they came from behind to win in both matches.  They can score but they also concede easily which means if they meet a team that will score and lock up their defence it will be difficult,” they chorused Tuesday night

Hat-trick scorer Ibrahim Said was the hero of the night as his strikes with Eaglets 2-1 down turned the table just when the Ecuadorians were thinking victory was signed, sealed and delivered.

Eaglets attempt to wriggle past Ecuador defence during the match on Tuesday

Despite losing the match however, Ecuador look set to progress from the group with leaders Nigeria who have already booked a place in the round of 16 with six points in the kitty.

Ecuador have three points after winning a match and losing while the remaining members of the group Australia and Hungary have a point each.

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Nigeria will round off the group stage with a clash with Australia on Saturday with Ecuador pitched against Hungary.

African brothers Angola have also booked a place in the round of 16 after two wins with Senegal tipped to also progress when they face Netherlands in the second match after beating the United States in their opener.



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