By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
Matchday 4 of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 saw three nations – Brazil and Angola in Group A, and Nigeria in Group B – qualify for the last 16 after securing their second victory in a row.
The two African teams were the first to procure a berth in the next round, and both left it late before doing so. Trailing 2-1 to Ecuador with five minutes to go, the Golden Eaglets, in a repeat of the scenario played out in their opening match against Hungary, managed to turn things around completely, scoring the winner in the 89th minute.
As for the Palanquinhas , they waited until the fourth minute of stoppage time to claim all three points against Canada, David slamming the ball home from close range.
Much to the delight of the fans in attendance at the Estadio Bezerrao in Brasilia, the ten-man hosts also booked a spot in the knockout phase later in the evening, defeating New Zealand 3-0 via goals from Kaio Jorge, Talles Magno and Diego.
Elsewhere, Hungary and Australia both kept their chances alive after an entertaining 2-2 stalemate. Noah Botic had promised that the Joeys would give their all , and that was clear to see in Goiania, as they fought back from two goals down to claim a valuable point.
Angola 2-1 Canada
Brazil 3-0 New Zealand
Nigeria 3-2 Ecuador
Australia 2-2 Hungary
Angola-Brazil (Goiania Olimpico, 20.00 local time)
Canada-New Zealand (Brasilia/Gama, 20.00 local time)
Australia-Nigeria (Brasilia/Gama, 17.00 local time)
Hungary-Ecuador (Goiania Olimpico, 17.00 local time)
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