TORONTO (AP) _ Striker Yuri Nikiforov beat Nigerian goalkeeper Lemmy Isa in a penalty kick shootout Saturday, giving Soviet Union a 2-1 victory and the under-16 World Cup soccer championship.

Tied 1-1 after extra time, the Soviets won the best-of-five penalty kicks 3-1 on Nikiforov's drive that hit the middle of the net as Isa leapt sideways.

Soviet goalkeeper Yuri Okroshidze stopped Taiwo Enegwea's shot low and to the right on the Nigerians' first attempt after Serghei Benjenar had scored for the Soviets.

After Oladejemi Mohammed scored to make it 1-1, Mirdjalil Kasymov missed on the Soviets' third attempt, booting the ball wide to the right.

On the Nigerians' next kick, Christopher Nwoso was wide on the left. But Isa made a spectacular diving save to his right to turn aside Yuri Mokritski's drive.

Bawa Abdulahi was wide on the Nigerians' fourth attempt, setting the stage for Nikiforov's winning goal.

Nikiforov also scored in the seventh minute of the match. For Nigeria, Philip Osondu - voted player of the game - scored in the 12th minute.

The game went to penalty kicks after the two teams failed to score in 20 minutes of overtime.

The Nigerians, who dominated long stretches of the game, had a chance to win it with a minute remaining in regulation time when Nwosu - after taking a pass from Mohammed - hit the post on a half-volley as Okroshidze stood still.