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U17 W/Cup Final: Nigeria beat Mali, make history

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.


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