World Cup: Golden Eaglets whip Mexico 6-1


THREE-TIME champions Nigeria opened their 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign on Saturday with a 6-1 thumping of twice champions and title-holders Mexico in Al Ain City.In the opening Group F match at the competition holding in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Golden Eaglets overcame a nervous start to top the groupThe News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria now leads the group with three points and a +5 goals difference from one match, ahead of Sweden and Iraq.The Mexicans were unable to take advantage of their opponents’ trepidation, as striker Ulises Jaimes had a chance to score with his head after only three minutes.But the Nigerian defence deflected the ball wide of danger to get a respite until after about 30 minutes when the Eaglets settled into their rhythm.After 33 minutes, the Eaglets followed on a counter-attack for Success Isaac to race in and round the goalkeeper, before pulling the ball back across goal.Kelechi Iheanacho followed the play with a clever finish, hitting the ball high into the net over a pair of Mexican defenders.Seven minutes later, the Eaglets scored again, after Isaac crossed from the left following a fast-break.Iheanacho kept his cool to …

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