Nigeria: Fifa Under-20 World Cup Final Live On DSTV

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DSTV recently has concluded plans to bringing audiences more great soccer action with live coverage of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup. Showcasing some of the best youth talent in the world, the Under-20 World Cup, being held in Canada, is set to keep audiences entertained.

According to Segun Fayose, Public Relations Manager Multichoice said that the 24-team tournament, which started on June 30, will run until July 22 with continued live action from the quarter-finals, semi-finals, third place playoffs and the final showing live on DSTV.

The FIFA Under-20 World Cup, established in 1977, is not only the second oldest FIFA competition, but with 24 participating teams, it is also the second largest. Only two host teams have ever claimed the championship crown. In Lisbon in 1991, a strong Portugese side featuring Luis Figo, Rui Costa and company struck gold. The Soviet Union in 1985, Chile in 1987 and Australia in 1993 nonetheless also managed to exploit home advantage to reach the semi-finals.

(Daily Champion (Lagos), 19 July 2007)