Egypt erupts as hosts advance
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THE DAY REPLAYED - Egypt made all the headlines as Groups A and B came to a close. Urged on by a typically noisy home crowd at the Cairo International Stadium, the tournament hosts shrugged off Italy's challenge to come out on top in their section.

Earlier in the day, Spain eased past Venezuela to take the honours in Group B, while Nigeria made sure of third place with a resounding win over Tahiti. The Flying Eagles now face an anxious wait to find out if they have done enough to go through as one of the best third-placed teams.

Finally, Trinidad and Tobago made a little piece of history when they secured their first ever point in the competition.

Results
Venezuela 0-3 Spain
Tahiti 0-5 Nigeria
Trinidad and Tobago 0-0 Paraguay
Italy 2-4 Egypt

Click on the links on the right for full reports on all these games.

Goal of the day
Tahiti 0-5 Nigeria, Nurudeen Orelesi 45

Needing a big win to have any chance of going through to the next phase, Nigeria did not care about the quality of the goals they scored so much as the quantity. Yet that did not stop Orelesi from manufacturing a stunning strike right on the interval. Collecting the ball on the left side of the penalty box, he unleashed a left-footed rocket into the top right-hand corner of the goal. So hard did he strike the ball, in fact, that it burst the net.

Memorable moments
Twins in trouble: The fans at the Cairo International Stadium witnessed an unusual piece of football history when Tahitian twins Lorenzo and Alvin Tehau were both sent off against Nigeria. Lorenzo saw red eight minutes before half-time and his brother followed him in for an early bath with a quarter of an hour remaining.

Booking woe: Seven minutes after scoring Italy's first equaliser against Egypt, Umberto Eusepi picked up a yellow card that will rule him out of Italy's Round-of-16 match. Realising his fate, the young Italian burst into tears before bravely getting back on with the game.

Soca rhythm: Trinidad and Tobago's failure to negotiate their way out of the group stage did not stop their dancing fans from having a party at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo. Inspired by their swaying supporters' chants of "Defence! Defence!", the Soca Warriors stood firm against the dominant Paraguayans to collect their first ever point at the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals.

The stat
1800 -
It might have seemed unremarkable at the time, but Daniel Adejo's strike in Nigeria's 5-0 win over Tahiti was a milestone goal: the 1800th in the history of the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The first was scored 33 years ago, on 27 June 1977, by Italian Luigi Capuzzo.

Fan's view
"What a win & what a goal for the fourth by Bogy. I think it's the best goal of the tournament till now!!!" Dr_Egyptian (Egypt)

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