SPORTVILLE U17 World Cup: Nige­ria holds high­est points per game in history

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All text by Ibrahim Kabiru Sule @ik­abir­sule

Nige­ria’s Golden Ea­glets team is ar­riv­ing at this year’s World Cup for the Un­der 17 in Chile as the record holder of the high­est points earned per game in the history of the tour­na­ment. With a to­tal 2.34 points per game (three points for a win, one for a draw), the Ea­glets is the most suc­cess­ful U17 team in the World cup history.

The World football gov­ern­ing body, FIFA, said “Their 40 wins, 11 draws and five defeats means they top the all-time ‘league ta­ble’ for the tour­na­ment with Ghana (2.12 points per game) and Brazil (2.04 points per game) in sec­ond and third be­hind them.”

It said also that sta­tis­tics for the tour­na­ments shows that 1708 goals have been scored in the history of the com­pe­ti­tion.

“Chidera Ezeh of Nige­ria notched the 1700th strike in the UAE 2013 semi-fi­nal, 10,324 days af­ter Brazil­ian Bis­marck scored the very first goal of China PR 1985,” FIFA said.

The U17 World Cup, which kicks up on Oc­to­ber 17 and will run up to Novem­ber 8, sees Nige­ria’s team paired along­side the host, Chile, Croa­tia and USA in group A. Ea­glets will open their cam­paign on the first day against USA.

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