Nigeria Dream Team VI succumbed to a 2-0 defeat against Columbia in their last group match that was played inside the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The Olympic Eagles would play Denmark rather than Brazil in Saturday’s quarter final game in Sao Paulo in the on-going Rio 2016 Olympics.
The Nigerian team were on collision course with host, Brazil until the Selecao defeated Denmark 4-0 to emerge Group A winners.
New Manchester City signing, Gabriel Barbosa scored twice with both Luan and Gabriel Jesus adding one each to see the Neymar-inspired side get their first win of the tournament.
Brazil finished top of Group A with five points while Denmark were second with four points despite the pummeling.
South Africa and Iraq both crashed out after their 1-1 draw in the group’s other game.
Nigeria, Africa’s sole surviving representative in Olympic Football, lost 2-0 to Colombia but had already qualified as Group B winners following their opening victories against Japan and Sweden.
Despite Japan’s 1-0 defeat of Sweden in the other Group B game, Colombia joined Nigeria in the quarter finals.
The quarter final fixtures are as follows: Portugal vs Germany, Nigeria vs Denmark, South Korea vs Honduras and Brazil vs Colombia.
All matches will be played on Saturday, August 13, 2016.
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