Nigeria will battle the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup on Sunday mid night at Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto as both countries eye a semi-final berth in the ongoing tournament in Costa Rica.
The Falconets have been one of the most delightful teams to watch winning Group C by France, South Korea, and Canada securing nine points.
Nigeria’s first time in the FIFA U20 Woman’s World Cup won their opening three matches in ten appearances in the competition.
Netherlands finished as Group D runners-up behind defending champions Japan after beating the USA and crushed Ghana 4-1, on the final day of the group stage to earn six points.
Nigeria and the Netherlands have never met at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup as Chris Danjuma Musa-led side have never missed any edition of the Mundial.
Folconets have a decent record against European opposition having won 4 from their last 10 fixtures.
Nigeria lost to Germany twice and Spain in the 3 defeat the West African nations have suffered but Falconets outclassing France, England, Spain, Italy, and Finland within that period.
Nigerian girls have avoided defeat in their last ten competitive games since 202
Netherlands are making only their second appearance following their debut in 2018 with coach Jessica Torny’s team will face a stiffer challenge from two-time World Cup runners-up Nigeria.
The Dutch girls will be facing their second African opponet after demolishing Ghana twice with 4-0 in 2018 and 4-1 earlier in the ongoing tournament in Costa Rica.