Action returns to the on-going FIFA U17 world championship in Chile as the competition gets to its final stage.

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will be looking to book a place at the final of the tournament when they face the South American power-house, Mexico at 12 midnight (Nigerian time), which is just a matter of  minutes from now.

African dance: Eaglets celebrate a goal earlier in the tournament.

African dance: Eaglets celebrate a goal earlier in the tournament.

The two teams are familiar foes as they have met three times at this youth competition. The Mexicans defeated Nigeria.

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Previous encounters

Nigeria 0 Mexico 1- July 16, 1987

Mexico 1 Nigeria 6 – (Group stage) October 19, 2013

Nigeria 3 Mexico 0 – (Semi Final) November 8, 2013.

At this tournament, the Eaglets are known for their energetic and relentless attacking play spearheaded by the record-chasing frontman, Victor Osimhen, who has netted eight times for Nigeria, one short of Sinama Pongolle of France, who scored nine goals at the 2001 championship in Trinidad and Tobago.

On the other hand, Mexico are so much experienced in outclassing a high-scoring side as they were able to pocket Germany, who came into their group match with a record of eight goals in two games.

The Mexicans celebrate a goal at the group stage.

The Mexicans celebrate a goal at the group stage.

Infact, the South Americans in this tournament have had one of the best defence having conceded just two goals in five matches. 

Follow Naij.com for live updates of this epic encounter from the Estadio Municipal de Concepción at 12midnight (Nigerian time).

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