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Monday Oct 03, 2016. 19:18


Nigeria will hope to beat England on Tuesday afternoon after they lost their opening group game of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan to Brazil at the weekend.

“We will pick up the pieces by winning against England,” assured top team official Dupe Oyewale.

“The girls were too nervous and so were not at their best possibly because most of them were playing at this level for the very first time and also against mighty Brazil.”

The Flamingoes, who have reached the last eight of this competition in the last three editions, will be hard pressed to win on Tuesday to get their campaign back on track.

Nigeria are bottom of the standings after England and North Korea played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in their opening game on Saturday.

Both teams have clashed once in this tournament with England winning 1-0 at the maiden tournament in 2008.

Kick-off time is 2pm Nigerian time tomorrow.


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