For the first time in the competition’s last three editions, Mexico will not be appearing in the FIFA U-17 World Cup final.
Defending champion Nigeria advanced to its second straight FIFA U-17 World Cup final with a 4-2 win over Mexico on Thursday at the Estadio Municipal Ester Roa.
Mexico will hope to expel from memory some parts of its past, when it meets Nigeria on Thursday in the semifinals of the 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Estadio Municipal Ester Roa.
Mexico advanced to the final four of the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the third straight time with a 2-0 quarterfinal win over Ecuador on Monday at the Estadio Francisco Sanchez Rumoroso.
In a meeting between a pair of sides targeting thier first-ever FIFA U-17 World Cup semifinal berth, Belgium posted a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica on Monday at the Estadio Municipal Ester Roa.
The last time a national team from Costa Rica reached the quarterfinals of a FIFA tournament, the Ticos had played the Netherlands to a scoreless draw before ultimately bowing out on penalty kicks at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.