These two countries renew their rivalry for the first time since meeting in the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Korea 2007. Although two years have passed, and both squads are certainly different, this fixture does offer the Spaniards the opportunity to avenge their penalty shootout defeat in that decider.
Everything suggests that Monday's encounter will play out similarly, with both teams going for the win but without throwing caution to the wind. What has changed, however, are the respective teams' fortunes going into the game; while Spain won their opener 8-0 against Tahiti, Nigeria suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Venezuela, meaning another loss would all but eliminate the Flying Eagles.
60 - Monday's game will be Spain's 60th in this competition, making them the team with the third highest number of appearances behind Brazil (82) and Argentina (67).
"We've put Friday's slip-up behind us and now we're only thinking about Spain, who will offer a sterner test than Venezuela. I'm an optimist though so I'm confident we'll improve and reach the second round." Omatsone Aluko, Nigeria forward
"I can still remember the final from two years ago very well, and many of their players. They're still a dangerous side; physically fit and very attack-minded. But the main thing is we're concentrating firmly on getting the three points, the rest matters little." Fran Merida, Spain midfielder