Romania 1 – Germany 3
On Wednesday Romania’s U-17 national football team lost its friendly game against Germany in Mogosoaia, score 1-3 (0-2 at half time). Germany’s goals were scored by Roussel Ngangkam (18th and 22nd minutes) and Amin Younes (55th). Romania’s only goal was scored by Matei (71st minute, penalty kick). The two teams, which are both qualified for the elite tour of the European U-17 Championship, will play again on Saturday in Bucharest’s ‘Juventus’ stadium at 2 PM. Germany’s U-17 team is the European title holder.
Nigerian football rocked by row
Nigeria’s U-17 national football team is accused of using a 25-year-old player in the World Cup (the team finished on second place after losing the final against Switzerland). Fortune Chukwudi is accused of being eight years older than the age written in his ID. Nigeria’s U-17 team is the world’s runner-up but its troubles are only starting. The team will be forced to prove that Chukwudi, the team’s captain, is 17 years old as declared in the game’s official documents. FIFA has pointed out that it is waiting for the results of the tests carried out before the final tournament, with the age of the players set to be revealed by the density of their bones.