ROUND OF 16 TICKETS ARE THE LURE IN U17 WORLD CUP GROUPS A & B

ROUND OF 16 TICKETS ARE THE LURE IN U17 WORLD CUP GROUPS A & B

It is the last match day in Group A and Group B of the FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.  Nigeria, already through to the knockout stage, will face struggling Australia in Group B while Round of 16 hopefuls, Hungary and Ecuador square up to take the second ticket of the group.

Nothing is cast on stone yet as bottom placed-duo of Australia and Hungary can still spring surprises that could see any of them sneaking into the next round either as second-placed or lucky third placed team.

Should Nigeria lower their guard and fielding unused players that could give Australia an advantage. Why it is suspected Nigeria may not line up regulars is that the team handlers might wish to avoid injuries and give the top players rest time ahead of a potentially explosive Round of 16 match against any third placed team in Groups A, C or D.

In Group A, Brazil and Angola, both already qualified will be fighting for the group leadership. Canada and New Zealand, both with no point and with four-goal deficit could only dream of third place lucky qualification.

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