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Date Published: 08/10/11

Under 20 World Cup: Nigeria beats England 1-0 to reach Quarter Finals


ARMENIA, Colombia (AP)—Edafe Egbedi scored early in the second-half as Nigeria edged England 1-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Under-20 World Cup on Wednesday.

Egbedi netted the winner from inside the penalty area in the 52nd minute at the Centenario stadium in Armenia.

England leaves the tournament without having scored a goal in four matches. It had advanced to the second round with three 0-0 draws.

Striker Matthew Phillips had a chance to give England an equalizer against Nigeria in the 74th, but he missed over the crossbar after entering the area free from defenders. Phillips also came close in the 81st, sending another shot over the crossbar.

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