As projected, the Flying Eagles have been handed a tough U20 World Cup Round of 16 tie with hosts Argentina Wednesday, while African representatives Gambia and Tunisia also made it to the knockout rounds of the tournament.
By the template sequence of ABDE of the best four Third Best Losers as provided by FIFA, Third Best Losers from Group D Nigeria will now battle Argentina, who won Group A with maximum points, Wednesday night in San Juan.
Kick-off time is 7pm.
Gambia, Runners-up in the U20 AFCON, won Group F with seven points after they drew goalless with South Korea tonight in a final group game.
The reward for this qualification is a knockout clash against Uruguay, who finished second in Group E after a stoppage time win over Tunisia tonight.
Despite the loss to Uruguay, Tunisia went through to the Round of 16 as the fourth Third Best Losers after France came from behind to beat Honduras 3-1 in Group F.
The North Africans now have to go past Group D Winners Brazil to reach the quarterfinal.
U20 World Cup Round of 16
USA vs New Zealand
Argentina vs Nigeria
England vs Italy
Uzbekistan vs Israel
Colombia vs Slovakia
Gambia vs Uruguay
Ecuador vs South Korea
Brazil vs Tunisia