Sweden will be the next in line to
face the fury of the red-hot Nigeria Under-17 team when both sides clash
in the top of the table meeting at the Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium on
The Golden Eaglets sent a severe warning to the other teams participating in the 15th Fifa U-17 World Cup when they made mince meat of defending champions, Mexico in the opening match of Group F. Although Blågult
or better still the Blue-Yellows pummeled fellow debutants Iraq in
their first game, they face a very sturdy test against the more clinical
Not taking away the shine off the
north Europeans blessed with lofty standards and impressive athleticism,
they booked a place in this championship following their semi-final
finish at the Uefa U-17 championship.
Roland Larsson will be relying on his
boys to re-enact their match-winning performance against the
free-scoring Eaglets. In addition, Gustav Engvall whose brace sank the
Iraqis will be expected to get the needed goals against Musa Muhammed
and Akinjide Idowu’s rock solid defence.
Four-goal hero Kelechi Ihenacho will
definitely be the man to watch out for in this encounter as the
fleeted-footed goal poacher has been tipped to wreck havoc against the
Scandinavians’ defence marshaled by Ali Suljic. Goalkeeper Sixten Mohlin
must be at his best to curtail the attacking forays of Success Isaac
and Musa Yahaya.
A win for the Golden Eaglets on Tuesday will see them through to the second round of the competition.