Nigeria eye Ukraine scalp in U20 World Cup clash

2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup 

Nigeria vs Ukraine 

Group D, Match-Day Three
Bielsko-Biala Stadium, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
Thursday, 30 May 2019
Kick-off is at 19h30

Nigeria will face off with Ukraine in the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup Group D match at the Bielsko-Biala Stadium on Thursday.
Maxwell Effiom in action for Nigeria.

The Flying Eagles are coming off a 2-0 defeat to the USA in a game which was played on Monday. 
This was Nigeria's first defeat at the tournament having thumped Qatar 4-0 in their first game last week.
They will be keen to secure their place in the knockout stages with a victory over a confident Ukraine side.
Nigeria managed to reach the knockout stages at the 2015 U20 World Cup, but they were defeated by Germany in the round of 16.

Denys Popov in action for Ukraine

Meanwhile, Ukraine are coming off a 1-0 victory over Qatar in a game which was also played on Monday.

It was the Young Yellow-Blue's second consecutive victory at the tournament having defeated USA last week.
They will be looking to finish as group winners with a victory over a wounded Nigeria side. 
Ukraine also reached the knockout stages at the 2015 U20 World Cup, but they were eliminated by Senegal in the round of 16.
This will be the first ever meeting between Nigeria and Ukraine at the U20 World Cup.

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Form Guide (U20 World Cup only)

Nigeria - W,W,L,W,L
Ukraine - W,W,L,W,W
Head-to-Head (U20 World Cup games)

Matches - 0
Nigeria wins - 0
Ukraine wins - 0
Draws - 0

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Published: 05/28/2019