Nigeria enter the history books today as only the second country to retain the U17 World Cup courtesy of 2-0 victory of Mali in the final of the championship in Chile.
Brazil were the first team to successfully defend this trophy – they won in 1997 and retained it in 1999.
The Golden Eaglets have already won the competition a record four times, and successfully defended the trophy they won two years ago in Abu Dhabi.
Today’s showdown was the second all-African FIFA U17 World Cup. The first was in 1993, when Nigeria beat Ghana 2-1 at Japan ’93.