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Nigeria pegged back by USA at World Cup


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After starting the Under-20s World Cup in Poland with a win, Nnamdi Ofoborh's Nigeria lost their second game 2-0 to the USA.

Midfielder Ofoborh was an unused substitute in front of over 3,400 supporters in Bielsko-Biala as a double scored either side of the break by Hannover striker Sebastian Soto won the group game for the USA.

The defeat came after the Flying Eagles won their opener 4-0 against Qatar, the side still well placed to qualify, joint on three points with the USA and second in Group D. The top two teams qualifying from each group.

  Pld W D L GD Pts
Ukraine 2 2 0 0 +2 6
Nigeria 2 1 0 1 +2 3
USA 2 1 0 1 +1 3
Qatar 2 0 0 2 -5 0

Already-qualified Ukraine top the group and will be Nigeria's final opponents when they go head-to-head on Thursday the final group game having a 7:30pm (UK time) kick-off.

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