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Two Major Things Nigeria Achieved In Football Even Before Brazil

When we talk about the game of football, many believe Brazil is far ahead of many big teams in the world.

The Samba Boys most football fans will agree are not mates with Nigeria in any way you look at it.

However, as fate will have it, there are some feats in football which Nigeria surprisingly achieved ahead of Brazil.

Here are two of the feats in football that Nigeria achieved ahead of Brazil.

Olympic Gold

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Nigeria's Dream Team then captained by Kanu Nwankwo surprised the world when they braved all odds to win the gold medal in the men's football event in 1996.

Intrestingly, Nigeria had to beat Brazil in stunning fashion before heading to the final to conquer another South American giants in Argentina.

Photo Credit: Global Ball

Brazil's Olympic football gold medal finally came 20 years after Nigeria when they won at Rio 2016.

Neymar scored the decisive penalty kick against Germany that ended thier long drought for Olympic Gold.

U-17 World Cup



Photo Credit: The Cable

The inaugural edition of the FIFA U17 World Cup then U-16 was by won by Nigeria.

The Golden Eaglets beat former West Germany in the final to win the first of their five U17 titles.

Brazil actually settled for the third position in that 1985 tournament after they were beaten by the Germans in the semi final.

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