Video: 2023 U-20 W/Cup: Why We Lost To Flying Eagles

Italy head coach Carmine Nunziata has admitted that his side couldn’t cope with
the physicality of Flying Eagles in their Group D clash at the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup on Wednesday.

The Gil Azzurrini fell to a 2-0 defeat in the encounter played at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza.


Salim Fago gave Nigeria the lead on 61 minutes after he was set up by delightful Tochukwu Nnadi’s cross.

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Winger Jude Sunday then ran to goalkeeper Chijioke Aniagboso long ball to score the second deep into stoppage time.

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“It was a difficult match especially on a physical level,” admits Nunziata told Italian Football Federation official website.

” Nigeria was going twice as fast as us. We had the occasion of the crossbar and we could have made better use of the spaces.

“Instead we made a lot of mistakes on a technical level and in the end it’s normal to get into trouble as the minutes go by. Now we need to regain strength, play a great game against the Dominican Republic and go through.”

Italy will face Dominican Republic in their final group game on Saturday.

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