Nigeria’s Flying Eagles fell to a 2- 0 defeat to the United States of America in their second Group D game at the ongoing 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland on Monday.
Sebastian Soto scored both goals for USA in the encounter played at the Bielsko Biala Stadium.
The Americans dominated the opening exchanges with Timothy Weah causing problems for the Flying Eagles defenders.
Sebastian Soto gave the Americans the lead in the 18th minute nodding home Alexis Mendez’s corner kick.
Jamilu Mohammed, Henry Offia and Effiom Maxwell all came close to equalising for Nigeria afterwards but had their efforts saved by the USA goalkeeper Brady Scott.
The Flying Eagles were awarded a penalty in the 70th minute but it was overruled for offside after the centre consulted VAR.
Eight minutes was added at the end of 90 minutes but the Flying Eagles were unable to get back into game.
Ukraine who defeated Qatar 1-0 earlier in the day have now moved to top position in the Group D with six points, while Nigeria dropped to second position with three points. USA are third with three points but with an inferior goal difference. Qatar are yet to record a point.
The Flying Eagles will face Ukraine in their last group game on Thursday at the Bielsko Biala Stadium.
The Paul Aigbogun’s team must beat Group D leaders Ukraine when the matchday-3 matches are played simultaneously on Thursday to stand a chance of advancing.