- Gabriele Gori scores six times in Italy’s opening victory
- Paolo Palmacci’s hat-trick included two bicycle kick goals
- Nigeria next game: vs Mexico, Italy next game: vs Iran, both on 29 April
Gabriele Gori followed his impressive scoring exploits in European qualifying with six goals against the West Africans in Nassau on Thursday.
Though Azeez Abu also scored a treble for the Nigerians, they were no match for the firepower of the Italians in this curtain-raiser for both nations.