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FIFA U-20 WC: We are ready to face Argentina — Flying Eagles


The Flying Eagles have said they are ready to face host nation, Argentina, tomorrow, in the knockout stage of the on-going FIFA U-20 World Cup.

The Nigerians who were paired with the six-time winners of the competition noted that the clash might be difficult, but not impossible.

In the history of the tournament, the Argentinians are the most successful with six titles to their name.

Speaking in an interview yesterday with The Guardian, Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mohammed Sanusi, said the players and their technical crew are aware of what lies ahead of them.

“This is a World Cup, and for you to become the champion, you have to be strong. Not many people gave the team the chance of beating Italy in our second game, but the boys did it. Now, we are in the knockout stage, and the stake is higher.

“The players are very confident of turning the table against Argentina on Wednesday. We have spoken with them, and have given them the encouragement them need.

“As I said, Argentina is a big football playing nation. They are the host, and the crowd will be rooting for them. That will be an added advantage to them. But in football, it is a game of 11 versus 11 players on the pitch. Our players want to make good names for themselves, and beating Argentina will be a dream come true for them.

“They are also aware we have a new president in Nigeria, and it will be a thing of joy for them to beat Argentina and put smiles on the face of President Bola Tinubu. Victory is achievable on Wednesday,” Sanusi stated.



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