Nigeria will face off with Ukraine in the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup Group D match at the Bielsko-Biala Stadium on Thursday. Kickoff is 7:30pm Nigerian Time.
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.
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 second ever meeting between Nigeria and Ukraine at the FIFA U20 World Cup.
In 2005, Taye Taiwo’s beautifully taken effort settled the tie between both sides at the U20 World Cup.