The Flying Eagles will on Wednesday, battle hosts Argentina for a play in the quarterfinals.
Players of team officials of Nigeria's Flying Eagles have finally arrived in San Juan, the venue for their 2023 FIFA U20 World Cup round of 16 clash with Argentina.
The arrival comes nine hours later than when Nigeria was to arrive in the west-central provincial part of Argentina.
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The Flying Eagles will either extend their stay in the FIFA U20 or go home when they face tournament hosts Argentina in the round of 16.
Unknown reasons for flight delay, NFF says
Having finished third in Group D behind Brazil and Italy, and qualified for the knout stages as one of the four best losers from the first round, the Flying Eagles were paired up with hosts Argentina.
The round was to see Nigeria - who had been in La Plata following their 2-0 defeat to Brazil - leave for San Juan with their game against to take place at the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario in San Juan on Wednesday.
However, the team's departure for San Juan by 9 am Monday morning was delayed until 6 pm. According to the Nigeria Football Federation, "No explanation was given for the delay."
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Nigeria and Argentina will renew their rivalry in the first knockout round at the FIFA U20 World Cup.
All now set for Flying Eagles meeting with Argentina
With the team having finally arrived after the nine-hour delay, attention will now be fully on the meeting with the record U20 champions.
Argentina remains the most successful nation, winning the tournament six times, with the most recent coming in 2007.
In the 2005 edition, the Flying Eagles had come close to winning the U20 World Cup, however, a Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina lifted the trophy.
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The Flying Eagles suffered their first defeat at the 2023 FIFA U20 World Cup on Saturday, after losing 2-0 to five-time champions Brazil, in La Plata.
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Argentina were enjoying barbecue ahead of their round of 16 FIFA U20 World Cup clash with the Flying Eagles.
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