By Oluwakayode Banjo

Flying Eagles of Nigeria began their FIFA Under-20 World Cup campaign with a 2 – 1 victory over Dominican Republic.

The Flying Eagles went behind in the 23rd minute after Edison Azcona converted a penalty to put the Dominican Republic in front.

However, Nigeria got back into the game when defender De Pena Rosario put the ball in his own net to make the game 1 – 1.

In the 70th minute, Forward Samson Lawal took advantage of a loose ball to make the score 2 – 1 and give the Flying Eagles a win in their opening Group D match.

In other matches played yesterday, Italy defeated Brazil 3-2, Senegal lost 1-0 to Japan, and Columbia beat Israel 2-1.

Today, France and South Korea will battle each other, England tackles Tunisia, Gambia locks horns with Honduras, while Uruguay play Iraq.

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