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Under 20 world cup: Flying eagles go down to Venezuela

Venezuela beat Nigeria’s Junior  football team 1-0 Friday to record its first ever win in the under-20 World Cup, with Yonathan Del Valle scoring shortly after Nigeria forward Lukman Haruna was sent off.

Del Valle caused Nigeria’s defense problems throughout and hit the post early on after a fine run. He scored in the 45th minute when he struck a low volley from Louis Pena’s free kick and beat goalkeeper Uche Okafor.

Haruna was shown a straight red card by referee Roberto Rosetti moments earlier for stamping on Francisco Flores’ leg.

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo missed two clear chances to score at the Al Salam stadium.

Paraguay and Italy drew 0-0 in Group B’s other match.

Paraguay and Italy drew 0-0 in Group B’s other match.