IN PICTURES: How Nigeria’s U-23 Team Fell To Columbia At Rio 2016 [SEE Q/F FIXTURES]

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Nigeria's U-23 team (Photo Credit: Goal)
Nigeria’s U-23 team (Photo Credit: Goal)

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.

Nigeria's U-23 team entering the field against Columbia (Photo Credit: Goal)
Nigeria’s U-23 team entering the field against Columbia (Photo Credit: Goal)

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.

Nigeria fans (Photo Credit: Goal)
Nigeria fans (Photo Credit: Goal)

The Nigerian team were on collision course with host, Brazil until the Selecao defeated Denmark  4-0 to emerge Group A winners.

Nigeria's fans (Photo Credit: Goal)
Nigeria’s fans (Photo Credit: Goal)

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.

Nigeria fans (Photo Credit: Goal)
Nigeria fans (Photo Credit: Goal)
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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's John Obi Mikel in action against Columbia (Photo Credit: Goal)
Nigeria’s John Obi Mikel in action against Columbia (Photo Credit: Goal)

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.

 A Nigeria's U-23 player playing a free kick against Columbia  (Photo Credit: Goal)
Nigeria’s Etebo Oghenekaro playing a free kick against Columbia (Photo Credit: Goal)

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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