Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Nigeria Wins U-17 World Cup

Victor Osimhen broke the U-17 World Cup Scoring Record with his 10th goal of the tournament, and that was all Nigeria would need as they shutout Mali 2-0 on their way to their 5th Championship. Funsho Bamgboye added an insurance goal a few minutes later for the Champions who finished the tournament with a record of 6-1-0 and outscored their opponents 23-5. Osimhen took home the Golden Boot and Silver Ball, while teammate Kelechi Nwakali took home the Golden Ball and Bronze Boot. Mali's Aly Malle won the Bronze Ball and their keeper Samuel Diarra won the Golden Glove. Finally, Germany's Johannes Eggestein won the Silver Boot and Ecuador won the FIFA Fair Play Award. In the consolation game, Mexico drew even with Belgium in the 88th minute on a goal from Francisco Venegas, but Belgium answered with a dramatic stoppage time winner when Dante Vanzeir clinched the match in the 93rd minute with his second goal of the game.


Nigeria 2 Mali 0

Consolation Game

Belgium 3 Mexico 2

Final Standings

1. Nigeria
2. Mali
3. Belgium
4. Mexico
5. Ecuador
6. Brazil
7. Croatia
8. Costa Rica
9. France
10. Russia
11. South Korea
12. Germany
13. Chile
14. North Korea
15. New Zealand
16. Australia
17. Paraguay
18. England
19t. Guinea
19t. South Africa
21. United States
22. Syria
23. Honduras
24. Argentina

Top Scorers

Victor Osimhen (Nigeria) - 10
Johannes Eggestein (Germany) - 4
Dante Rigo (Belgium) - 3
Sidiki Maïga (Mali) - 3
Francisco Venegas (Mexico) - 3
Kelechi Nwakali (Nigeria) - 3
Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria) - 3
Fedor Chalov (Russia) - 3

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