Nigeria qualifiers for FIFA Under-17 World Cup knock out round after 5-1 victory over hosts Chile.

Holders Nigeria continued their impressive start to their FIFA Under-17 World Cup title defence by completing a comprehensive 5-1 victory over hosts Chile and progressing to the knockout stages in the process.

A goal within 30 seconds by star man Samuel Chukwueze set the tone for a straight forward win, with the striker grabbing a second in the second half after he had earlier been fouled for Kelechi Nwakali’s to score from the spot, and before he was felled for Victor Osimhen’s successful spot kick conversion.

Chile grabbed a late consolation, before Funsho Bamgboye saw his marching orders, with Osimhen’s late header adding some gloss to the win despite Nwakali missing his second penalty of the match after Chukwueze had been fouled in the penalty area for a third time.

Nigeria joined Korea Republic in the last 16, with Chile set to face USA in a pivotal final clash back at the Estadio Sausalito on Friday and Nigeria play second place Croatia.

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