The Eaglets bundled out three -time FIFA U-17 world Cup winners from the tournament with a resounding 3-0 victory .
Brazil had looked bright in the opening stages, either finding Akpan Udoh in fine form in the Nigerian net or hitting their opportunities off target, with Rogerio and Evander two of the culprits. A Seleção were made to rue those missed opportunities when the lethal Osimhen extended his lead at the top of the goalscoring charts. John Lazarus crossed from the Nigerian right and the Nigerian No9 headed in, via a deflection off Eder Militao.
Kinsley Michael did not waste time in the doubling Nigeria’s lead in the 30th from a pass from Osimhen and Udochukwu Anumudu compounded the woes of the South Americans with a volley from outside the 18 yard box that caught the Brazilian goalkeeper napping.
The second period saw few clear-cut opportunities, with Funsho Bamgboye and Evander going closest for either side but, in truth, it was a mere procession for the holders to take a step closer to retaining their title. They will head to Concepcion for Thursday’s semi-final against the winner of today’s quarter-final between Ecuador and Mexico.