Qatar lost to Nigeria 0-4 in their Group D opening match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Tychy, Poland yesterday. Nigeria, runners-up to a Joao Pinto-propelled Portugal in 1989 and a Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina in 2005, went 2-0 up inside 25 minutes – and both goals were indebted to their left-back.
Ikouwem Utin duped his marker and unleashed a swerving shot, which Shehab Mamdouh could only push into the path of Maxwell Effiom, whose first-time volley broke the deadlock.
The Nigerian then somehow sprung four challenges down the left and cut the ball back to present Okechukwa Offia with …read more
Source: Gulf times