Expect Fireworks as Nigeria and South Korea Lock Horns for a Semifinal Spot

Expect Fireworks as Nigeria and South Korea Lock Horns for a Semifinal Spot
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Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will lock horns with South Korea at the Estadio Unico Madre de Ciudades Stadium in the city of Santiago del Estero for a place in the semifinals of the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina.

Both nations will be renewing hostilities in this tournament having previously met in the past editions. Who will come out on top this time?

South Korea U20 vs Nigeria U20 Match Preview

South Korea

The Koreans dispatched Ecuador in a five-goals thriller in the round of 16 to book their place at the quarter-finals. The win was inspired by Bae Junho who was impressive on the night, scoring and assisting to ensure Korea come out 3-2 winners over the South Americans.

The U20 Asian Cup semi-finalists will be eager to book another semifinal slot as they take on Nigeria in today's clash. Nevertheless, they'll have to be at their very best to knock out Nigeria, who themselves are on a mission in this tournament.

Form Guide: LWDDW


The Flying Eagles of Nigeria were at their very best against Argentina in the round of 16. After a scoreless draw in the first half, Ladan Bosso’s boys put the hosts to the sword in the second half. Goals from Ibrahim Muhammad and Rilwanu Sarki stunned the South Americans who lost 2-0 in front of their home crowd on the night.

Nigeria will be looking to reproduce the defensive masterclass and killer-goals instinct they had against the Albiceleste as they take on the South Koreans later today.

Form Guide: DWWLW

South Korea U20 vs Nigeria U20 Match Predictions

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1st Prediction: Nigeria to Win

Nigeria has come up clutch twice in this competition, having beaten Italy and Argentina. They've met three strong teams so far; they've been well tested, and are battle ready; unlike their today's opponents who haven't really been tested so far in this competition. Going by the Flying Eagles performance in recent times, we are fairly confident they'll beat the South Koreans and book their slot in the semi-finals

2nd Prediction: Both Teams to Score

Our second prediction for this quarter-final clash is on both teams scoring each other. It'll interest you to know that both teams have only failed to score in one of four matches they've played so far; Korea's 0-0 draw with Gambia, and Nigeria's 2-0 loss to Brazil. Granted, Nigeria are defensively grounded, but we feel they'll be breached today, just like we are confident of Nigeria scoring the Koreans.

3rd Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals

Lastly, Korea and Nigeria have scored at least two goals in three of their last four games of this ongoing tournament. Also, one of the last two meetings between these countries has produced at least three goals. Furthermore, both teams have scored a combined 13 goals ahead of this clash. Going by these stats, we're fairly confident about this match going on a high-scoring side.

Head-to-Head Records

Both countries have met twice in this competition in the last 18 years.

  • South Korea U20 0 – 1 Nigeria U20 (2013)
  • Nigeria U20 1 – 2 South Korea U20 (2005)

South Korea U20 vs Nigeria U20 Lineup

We're predicting both teams to use their last lineups. However, official lineups of the two teams will be out an hour before kickoff.

Frequently Asked Questions About South Korea vs Nigeria

Which TV Channel will show the South Korea vs Nigeria match in Nigeria?

This match will be broadcast live on SuperSport Variety Channel 209 and on GoTV SuperSport Select 2 (6:30 PM local time).

Where will the South Korea vs Nigeria FIFA World Cup match take place?

This encounter will take place at Estadio Unico Madre de Ciudades, in the city of Santiago del Estero.

Who will the winner of the South Korea vs Nigeria play in the next round?

The winner of this tie will face Italy in the semifinal.

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