Friday, November 6, 2015

U-17 World Cup Update - Semifinal Edition

It's going to be an All-African Final at the U-17 World Cup as Nigeria will face off against Mali in the title match on Sunday. Mali won their rematch against Belgium 3-1 rallying for 3 unanswered goals after falling behind 1-0 in the 16th minute. Nigeria overcame a similar 1-0 deficit in their 4-2 defeat of Mexico. Nigeria's Victor Osimhen continued his scoring tear with a converted penalty in the 83rd minute tying the tournament record for goals with nine. Nigeria will be playing in their 8th Final and going for their 5th win while Mali is playing in their first U-17 Final. Mali won the 2015 African U-17 Championship back in February, but didn't face Nigeria in the tournament (Nigeria finished fourth).

Semifinal Match-ups

Nigeria 4 Mexico 2
Mali 3 Belgium 1

Medal Round Match-ups

Mali vs Nigeria
Mexico vs Belgium


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) - 9
Johannes Eggestein (Germany) - 4
Dante Rigo (Belgium) - 3
Sidiki Maïga (Mali) - 3
Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria) - 3
Fedor Chalov (Russia) - 3

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