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Fifa U20 World Cup: Brazil on song as Spain need penalties to beat Koreans

Round of 16

Nigeria 1-0 England

After an uninspiring first half, the game burst into life shortly after the break. Kayode squared the ball from the left to Egbedi, leaving the 18-year-old with the simplest of tap-ins to give his side the lead. However, straight from the kick-off, Billy Knott his the bar with a spectacular bicycle kick.

In the end, England were unable to muster up a challenge, leaving their African opponents to march into the quarter finals, while the Three Lions fly back to Britain having failed to score a single goal.

Spain 0-0 South Korea (Spain win 7-6 penalties)

The first half was drab at best. The Asians were happy to sit deep and soak up Spain's passing game without major problems. Meanwhile, the Spanish effort was disjointed, with la Furia Roja's midfield unable to supply their forward line with any meaningful chances.

It was much the same in the second half. However, controversy struck with twenty minutes remaining when Cristian Tello went on a weaving run, only to be felled by nudge by the South Korean backline. Although the Barcelona youngster's appeal for a spot kick was meagre, replays showed the young Spaniard was unlucky not to win a penalty for his side.

Inevitably, the game was forced into an extra thirty minutes. Adrian Luna flashed a shot wide when he might have passed, before Hyunsoo scrambled the ball off the line when Tello looked to bundle it in, while Vazquez rattled the upright with a free-kick from distance. The shoot-out was forced into sudden death, and in the end it was Kim Kyungjung who missed the vital penalty, sending Spain into the quarter finals.

Brazil 3-0 Saudi Arabia

Brazil set up a mouth-watering quarter-final with Spain with a rampant second half display.

The first half was played out at a canter, though neither side was able to capitalise on their urgent play and take the lead. Brazil fired many shots from distance, while the best chance of the opening period fell to Saudi Arabia's Fhad Al-Muwallad, who screwed a shot wide within a minute of kick off.

Brazil came back from the break with added intent. A fantastic through-ball sent Henrique through, and the Sao Paulo striker finished flawlessly to give his side the lead. The Selecao continued their domination, and sure enough, the second goal came when Gabriel Silva smashed home Coutinho's lay-off. Dudu rounded off the victory, placing the ball betweek Al-Sdairy's legs to make it 3-0, sending the Saudi side home.

France 1-0 Ecuador

The opening 45 minutes was goal-less, though it was not without event. 25 minutes into the game the floodlights failed, causing a ten-minute power delay in play. Unfortunately, that was the highlight of the first half, which saw little in the way of chances.

Les Bleus introduced Alexandre Lacazette in the early part of the second half, and the Lyon youngster almost had an immediate impact, missing a gilt-edged chance before forcing a great save from Jaramillo. The breakthrough came a quarter of an hour from the end, with Antoine Griezmann connecting with a cross from the right. Although the Real Sociedad striker's initial shot was blocked by Jaramillo, the Frenchmen was left with a tap-in to give his side the lead.

The Ecuadorian resistance was weak, however, as they failed to trouble Ligali in the France goal, leaving the European team to cruise into a tie with Nigeria.