Six Nigerians in England’s U20 World Cup squad, as Solanke helps end Young Lions Poor WC Record

Six Nigerians in England’s U20 World Cup squad, as Solanke helps end Young Lions Poor WC Record

Three players of Nigerian origin started for England’s Young Lions in their 3-0 win against Argentina in their Group A match at the FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea on Saturday.

The Young Lions actually named six players of Nigerian descent in the squad at the ongoing tournament.

The players are Dominic Solanke (Chelsea), Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea), Josh Onomah (Tottenham), Sheyi Ojo (Liverpool), Ovie Ejaria (Liverpool) and Ademola Lookman (Everton).


In the side’s first game of the competition, Paul Simpson’s men took a 38th minute first half lead against Argentina and returned in the second to finish off the contest with two more goals.

Solanke scored from the spot in additional time of regulation time after Adam Armstrong doubled for England in minute 52.

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England Players celebrate after scoring against Argentina | FIFA

Ojo and Ejaria were introduced in the second half with the latter replacing Onomah.

It was a double celebration for England as the victory also saw an unpalatable record in the competition chalked off the board.

With the victory England picked up their first FIFA U-20 World Cup victory for 20 years, to end a tournament record of 17 games without a win.

Per FIFA : “🦁🦁🦁 @England’s #U20WC-record 17-match winless streak comes to an end with victory over @Argentina in Group A in Jeonju”

 

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