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5 youngest players who featured in the FIFA World Cup

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18 Jan 2018, 16:33 IST

#3 Feni Opabumni (Nigeria)

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Opabunmi is the third youngest player to play in a World Cup game

Nigerian youth prodigy, Feni Opabunmi made a lot of headlines in 2001 during the U-17 World Championships as he displayed some fantastic performances.

With a lot of people taking notice of the player, Opabunmi was selected for the country's World Cup squad, and made his debut as at the age of 17 years, 3 months, and 9 days in a game against England in Osaka. 

The game ended 0-0 although Opabunmi was never called up to the national team setup thereafter. He made only 3 appearances for his country and retired from the sport after a gruesome eye injury cut short his career. 

He began his career in France in 2001 and then moved to Greece and Isreal for short stint and called time on his career after 5 years at the age of 23. Opabunmi was a left winger who showcased some superb displays as a youngster although his career was cut short abruptly. 

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