Three African nations ia set to play in the FIFA U20 World Cup Round of 16, after advancing from the Group stages at the ongoing competition in Argentina.
After qualifying as the best third-place teams, Tunisia and Nigeria were guaranteed spots in the knockout round.
Tunisia completed behind England and Uruguay in Group E, after beating Iraq and losing to the Group’s top two teams.
Meanwhile, Nigeria finished behind Italy and the South Americans on goal difference despite only losing one game in Group D to Brazil. Every one of the three groups completed on six points.
Unbeaten Gambia is one of the tournament’s best teams going into the knockout stage. They finished ahead of France and South Korea in Group F.
They were 2-1 winners over Honduras in the first game, procured another 2-1 win – this time over France, before a goalless draw with South Korea.
Round Of 16:
Gambia will face Uruguay, who defeated Tunisia in the group stage, thanks to their impressive run.
Brazil, who defeated Nigeria 2-0, will take on Tunisia.
The hosts, coached by Javier Mascherano, Argentina, await the Flying Eagles. Nigeria will be seeking to win the competition for a first time frame.
Second place spots at the 1989 and 2005 editions are their best finish.
Meanwhile, Senegal, the champions of Africa, were eliminated during the group phase.