Nigeria have been eliminated from this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup, following a 1-0 defeat to Korea Republic on Sunday.
The Flying Eagles failed to score in over 120 minutes of the encounter.
However, the Koreans grabbed the winner in the 95th minute through C. Seok-Hyun, after there were no goals in regulation time.
They will now face Italy in the semi-finals of the competition.
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South Korea enter the quarterfinals on the back of a thrilling 3-2 victory over Ecuador in the Round of 16.
Their attacking prowess was on full display as they orchestrated a remarkable win over the South Americans.
It was a quality they did not show much of in the group stages. Back in Group F, the South Koreans finished second in Group F after registering a stunning 2-1 win over France.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Flying Eagles reached the quarterfinals after showcasing their determination, resilience, fighting spirit, and quality when defeating Argentina 2-0 in the first knockout round.
The West Africans shot down the hosts courtesy of second-half goals from Ibrahim Muhammad and Haliru Sarki.
It would be recalled that Nigeria finished third in Group D, accumulating six points from two wins and one defeat. They overcame the Dominican Republic (2-1) and Italy (2-0) but stumbled against Brazil.