Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets crashed out of the U-17 World Cup in the round of 16 after Sontje Hansen scored a hat trick for the Netherlands.
Hansen scored the first goal 4 minutes into the game. Nigeria’s Olakunle Olusegun responded with a goal to draw 1-1.
Hansen fired the second shot into Eaglets net in the 15th minute for Netherlands to lead by 2-1.
Nigeria made several attempts to equalize in the second half but were continuously frustrated by the Dutch.
Finally, 10 minutes to the end of the match, Ferdinard Ikenna caused a penalty and Hansen stepped up and netted a hat trick bringing the game to 3-1.
Eaglets, five time Champions of the U-17 World Cup, were kicked out by the Dutch who had lost two matches and only won one to get to the round of 16.