Nigeria qualifies for 2nd round in style, batters Iraq 5-0 - Nigeria Friday lived up to its billing as one of the highest scoring sides at the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) when it battered Iraq 5-0 here in their last Group F match.
Nigeria raced to a 4-0 lead at half time with goals coming from Musa Muhammed (4th-minute penalty), Chidiebere Nwakali, in the 5th, and Musa Yahaya (two goals in the 17th and 41st minutes).
Chigozi Obasi completed the route against the hapless Iraqis in the 90th minute.
The win gave Nigeria seven points from the three group matches, the only blemish being the 3-3 draw against Sweden on 22 October.
Nigeria had earlier beaten defending champions Mexico 6-1 on 19 October.
The Nigerian triumph ensures that the four African teams are through to the round of 16. Africa's early qualifiers are African champions Cote d'Ivoire, Tunisia and Morocco.
In Group F, Mexico qualified with six points and Sweden may go through as one of the top third-place finishers.
Brazil (with two 6-1 wins) and Uruguay, which had scored a 7-0 win, were the other two high-scoring sides.