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Posted: 31 October 2009 Time: 10:52

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets classed their way to a 2-1 win over Argentina on Friday afternoon in Bauchi, taking them to the top of the group, but it appears someone at FIFA did not get the memo.

The world football governing body's website after the game listed Argentina and Germany as the two qualified teams from the group, totally omitting Nigeria.

Argentina were correctly inputted in as group winners to meet the second placed team from group C. But Germany, who were yet to qualify at the time, were listed as the group winners to face the best loser from either of groups C, D or E in match no 44.

The error was corrected on Saturday morning.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 11:39 am
i think it was an eror or what do you think ? that nigeria should go so that agentina will top the group because fifa wrote that in their wibsit ??
posted: 11:52 am
posted: 12:07 pm
is truely but now they have write the Nigeria top of the group
posted: 12:16 pm

posted: 12:17 pm
Fifa be careful.
posted: 12:19 pm
KON which website did you get your rumor and fake news?

we are not going to accept your appology after u realize ur error and fake info.
posted: 12:50 pm
that Ironically means we will win the trophy period...........
and mathematically Siasa + Obuh = SE head coach and assistance
posted: 01:30 pm
After going down 3-0 in the first match many people wrote the team off but they stunned their doubters to come back from the dead to draw levels 3-3 But the team had faith in themselves and have gone on to top the group..... I hope the fans that booed them on that day will start going back to the stadium to cheer them as they ride to the crown.

Lets believe and have faith in our team. The SE will be at SA if only we believe and support our team to the end.

posted: 02:11 pm
They have already made the mistake.They think Argentina will top the group.

And now here we come Nigeria top the group and we will be playing Iran or Colombia.

Up 9ja.
posted: 02:12 pm
This is the mistake they made fifa website.

Round of 16

04/11/09: Argentina v Runner-up Group C
04/11/09: Turkey v Third place Group B or E or F
04/11/09: Winner Group B v Third place Group A or C or D
04/11/09: Winner Group F v Runner-up Group E

05/11//09: Winner Group E v Runner-up Group D
05/11/09: Winner Group C v Third place Group A or B or F
05/11/09: Runner-up Group B v Runner-up Group F
05/11/09: Nigeria v Third place Group C or D or E
posted: 02:12 pm
posted: 03:43 pm
this only shows the biasness if there is any word like that of the suppose world football ruling body.
they have already written Nigeria off even before the end of the game,Updated their site and gone home. Haba FIFA!!! wetin we do una???
But BABA GOD pass them.
Nija 4Live!!!!
posted: 06:56 pm
make dem allow us to die b4 dem bury us abeg..... haba. But to be very honest, am so proud of the Eaglets, I can count how many times the Argies touched the ball, they were that good.. No be magic
posted: 08:21 pm
Maybe those BOOs are making the boys to play better. If the Fans can keep those boos up, these Eaglets may retain their Golden colour.
posted: 08:52 pm
Just like KON!
The word.
posted: 09:40 pm
this shows anybody can make mistake. if can goofed, then nobody should blame KON sometime if they make mistake. i dont believe they did it intentionally. it might be typographic error or oversight. which ever way, we know we have qualified.
posted: 11:37 pm
What happened, did the Eaglet got out frm the game? If so is unfair and we need 2 protest abt that, well bravo E!
posted: 12:41 am
Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua saw Ghana win the U20 WORLD CUP against Brazil. Was it just a good guess? Could it happen again? Why Ghana, why not Nigeria. Stay tuned for the SCOAN LIVE Service On Emmanuel TV. Did PTBJ forsee the match between Nigeria and Argentina? Did he say anything about it? Will you be watching?
posted: 08:29 am
Nigeria beat and Argentine team resting 8 regular players. Argentina will easily beat Nigeria should they meet in the final
The word.
posted: 12:26 pm
@Bob, can you mention the eight players that were rested in Argentina team pls? except for that #9, i didnt see any other players that was regular who didnt play against us. ecven the # came on when we scored the second goal and got yellow card.
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