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Nigeria U17 vs Hungary U17: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

22:30 GMT+4 26/10/2019
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The Golden Eaglets square up against the Europeans in their first U17 Fifa World Cup clash of the 2019 edition

The 2019 U17 Fifa World Cup gets underway in Brazil on Saturday evening with Nigeria facing Hungary in Goiania

The Magyars return to the competition after a 34-year hiatus, while the Golden Eaglets are back to the biennial football tournament after missing the event in India 2017.

Hungary’s only meeting with Nigeria ended in a 3-1 defeat in the quarter-final of the 1985 edition with Billa Imoh netting a brace.

Both teams would be gunning for a crucial win to boost their chances of qualifying from a zone that has Australia and Ecuador.

Game Nigeria U17 vs Hungary U17
Date Saturday, October 26
Time 9pm WAT / 20.00 GMT

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In Nigeria, the match can be watched live on SuperSport and will be streamed on the Fifa Youtube Channel

US TV channel Online stream
SuperSport 10 Fifa Youtube

  Online stream
  Premier Sports HD

Squads & Team News

Position Nigeria U17 squad
Goalkeepers Stephen, Jinadu, Oluwabusola
Defenders Etim, Ikenna, Ibrahim, Edun
Midfielders Tijani, Ojediran, Agba, Francis, Opeyemi, Said
Forwards Adeniyi, Olusegun, Ubani, Olawale, Amoo, Jabaar, Nwachukwu, Bichi
Position Hungary U17 squad
Goalkeepers Hegyi, Megyeri, Vaits
Defenders Buna, Orosz, Balogh, Hosszu, Horvath
Midfielders Posztobanyi, Kata, Majo, Kosznovszky, Komaromi, Barath, Ominger, Toth, Laszlo
Forwards Zuigeber, Nemeth, Molnar, Mester

Match Preview

Despite finishing fourth at the 2019 U17 Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria come to Brazil with the aspiration of lifting a record sixth title.

Garba Manu’s boys had good preparation coming to this championship, and they know that anything short of reaching the semi-final, at least, will be termed as a disaster judging by their exploits in the cadet competition.

The likes of Peter Olawale, Wisdom Ubani and Akinkunmi Amoo will be expected to step up a gear as the Golden Eaglets look to banish the disappointment of not qualifying for India 2017.

“I am not good at making predictions but I am confident that we will get the result against Hungary,” Olawale told Goal.

“Our coaches have made us a solid unit and it doesn’t really matter who plays or who scores, we are a family and our ambition is to return back home as world champions.”

Hungary for their own part are making a second appearance on the global scene, albeit, taking part in the maiden edition staged in China.

They come to Brazil as underdogs, but are capable of causing an upset as they are relatively unknown.

Coach Sandor Preisinger will be counting on players like Andras Nemeth, Peter Barath and Csaba Mester to wreak havoc against the five-time world champions.