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Match 52 Seoul - SEOUL
Clear
09 September
0:0 a.e.t. 0:3 PSO

Referee Yuichi NISHIMURA (JPN)

Summary

Nigeria make it three

Nigeria make it three

In only the fourth FIFA U-17 World Cup final to go to penalty kicks, Nigeria kept their cool from the spot to beat Spain 3-0 after 120 scoreless minutes, taking the coveted trophy for the third time. The game took place on Sunday 9 September in the Seoul FIFA World Cup Stadium.The hero for the Golden Eaglets was keeper Oladele Ajiboye, who saved two Spanish spot-kicks on a glorious night for ...

Highlights

Line-up

ESP
NGA
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Juan SANTISTEBAN (ESP)
(NGA) Yemi TELLA
Officials
  • Referee: Yuichi NISHIMURA (JPN)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Toru SAGARA (JPN)
  • Assistant Referee 2: JEONG Hae Sang (KOR)
  • Fourth official: Ivan BEBEK (CRO)
  • Not eligible to play
  • Absent

Photos

  • Spain - Nigeria
  • FIFA U-17 World Cup Trophy
  • FIFA U-17 World Cup Trophy
  • Nigeria's fans celebrate after winning the final against Spain
  • Nigeria's fans celebrate after winning the final
  • Nigeria's players receive the trophy after winning the final against Spain
  • Nigeria's players celebrate after winning the final
  • Nigeria's players celebrate after winning the final
  • Nigeria's players celebrate after winning the final

Quotes

Yemi Tella (NGA), Nigeria coach
I want to thank God for the win tonight. This match was very tactical and a lot of my boys were unable to play at their best due to injury. Our goalkeeper saved the penalties so confidently, because we've been practicing a lot and it paid off in the end.

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    STATISTICS
    SpainStatisticsNigeria
    17Shots24
    3Corner kicks8
    2Yellow cards2
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    51%Possession (%)49%