[UNDER-17 WORLD CUP]
Nigeria and Argentina joined Mexico and Sweden in the semifinals of the Under-17 World Cup with wins on Saturday. Taiwo Awoniyi
scored both goals to lead Nigeria to a 2-0 win over Uruguay, the 2011 runner-up to Mexico, and set up a date with Sweden on Tuesday. Awoniyi, who was
playing in place of injured star Success Isaac
, took Nigeria's total to 20 goals in five games.
Early goals from Joaquin Ibanez
and Rodrigo Moerira
gave Argentina a two-goal lead and it held on for a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast after Franck Kessie
's penalty kick cut the lead in half with 13 minutes to play.
Argentina plays Mexico in Tuesday's other semifinal.