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U-20 World Cup: Flying Eagles stage thrilling comeback in friendly with Colombia


Nigeria’s Flying Eagles rallied from two goals down to hold Colombia to a 3-3 draw in their last friendly before the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Colombia took the lead on 20 minutes when centre-back Abel Ogwuche slotted the ball into his own net.

The South Americans piled more pressure on the Flying Eagles and doubled their advantage nine minutes later with Oscar Cortes converting from the spot.

Jude Sunday reduced the deficit for the Flying Eagles five minutes before the break.

Colombia regained their two-goal lead just before the hour mark following a fine finish from Yaser Asprilla.

Ibrahim Mohammed pulled a goal back for Nigeria on 65 minutes.

Emmanuel Umeh equalised for the Flying Eagles 12 minutes from time.

Ladan Bosso’s side will now jet off to Mendoza where they will play their opening two games at the World Cup.

The two-time finalists will take on debutants Dominican Republic in their first game on Sunday

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