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Flying Eagles end Argentina’s unbeaten run




It was not just an elimination that the Flying Eagles handed to the much fancied Argentina in the on-going FIFA U-20 World Cup,  Nigeria also ended a run of 10 straight U20 victories for Argentina.

The La Abliceleste won all their seven matches when they hosted the tournament in 2001. They built up on that  with the winning of their three group matches in the current edition.

The Flying Eagles have now terminated the winning streak in addition to avenging the 2-1 defeat at the 2005 edition in the Netherlands.

The La Abliceleste are now relegated to the spectators’ stands as the competition draws into concluding stages.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.