Nigeria U17s beat Mali to retain World Cup
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Nigeria retained the Under-17 World Cup on Sunday by beating Mali 2-0 in an all-African final in Chile.
Osinachi Ebere had a penalty saved and headed the rebound against the bar and after the break Udochukwu Anumudu also struck a shot against the bar.
On 56 minutes Victor Osimhen scored his 10th goal of the finals - a new record.
Three minutes later Funsho Bamgboye added a second and ensured Nigeria became only the second country to defend the title.
Nigeria coach Emmanuel Amuneke told Fifa.com: "We have worked very hard for this success and we hope to continue.
"The players will go home now but their journey is not over yet. I have football in my blood, as a player and as a coach. This is what I want to pass to my players."