Sam Edozie and Daniel Oyegoke, two players of Nigerian heritage, were selected for the starting lineup as England U-20 defeated Tunisia U-20 1-0 in the tournament’s opening round of group play in Argentina in 2023’s FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Diego Maradona Stadium in Buenos Aires served as the site of the game’s conclusion on May 22.
In his starting lineup for the match against a team from their native continent, Ian Forster selected the Brentford defender and Southampton winger from Southampton.
The English players dominated the first half and took the lead in the fifth minute when Dane Scarlett narrowly missed the goal with a header from Oyegoke.
Dane Scarlett improved on his first effort in the 25th minute by heading in a cross from Harvey Vale. The next time Edozie set up Alfred Devine, the goal-bound shot was stopped.
At the halfway point, England was up 1-0.
Tunisia came back for the second half with a lot of energy, but they were unable to get past Oyegoke and the English defense.
After a sluggish start to the second half, England quickly caught up and appeared to have the best chance of scoring the following goal.
As the game dragged on, Daniel Oyegoke nearly doubled the Young Lions’ advantage, giving England—the European U-20 champion—a 1-0 World Cup victory.
Prior to playing Iraq on Sunday to finish the group stage, England will play Uruguay on Thursday, May 25.
Prior to their last group match against Uruguay, the Tunisia U-20 team under Montasser Louhichi has a game against Iraq that they must win.
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