Nigeria won the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup [ Current Affairs ]

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About FIFA U - 17 World Cup: FIFA is stands for Fdration Internationale de Football Association. The FIFA U - 17 World Cup founded as the FIFA U - 16 World Championship. Later, it has changed to the FIFA U - 17 World Championship in 2007.

  • It is the world championship of football association for male players under the age of 17 organized by FIFA.
  • The first edition was staged in 1985 in China.

About Nigeria national under - 17 football team:

  • Nigeria first won the U - 17 world cup in 1985.
  • The Golden Eaglets are Nigeria’s national under - 17 football team.
  • It has also won U - 17 world cup in 1993, 2007, 2013, 2015.
  • It has also won African U - 17 Championship in 2001 and 2007.
  • It is the most successful nation in the tournament’s history, with five titles and three runners up.

About winning of Nigeria:

  • The most recent tournament 2015 FIFA U - 17 World Cup was hosted by Chile and won by Nigeria.
  • The next edition being hosted by India in 2017.
  • The Brazil is the second most successful with three titles and two runners up.
  • Ghana and Mexico have won the tournament two times.

- Published on: November 23, 2015