U-20 FIFA World Cup: Flying Eagles draw Qatar, Ukraine, USA

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February 25, 2019 

Nigeria’s U-20 team, Flying Eagles, has been drawn in Group D of the FIFA U-20 World Cup alongside Qatar, USA and Ukraine.

In the draw conducted in Gdynia Arena, Poland, on Sunday, Nigeria will start their championship against Qatar on May 24 while their second game will be against United States before rounding up their group stage games against Ukraine on May 30.

The Flying Eagles finished fourth at the recently concluded U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger to book a place at the World Cup in Poland scheduled to take place from May 23 to June 15 across six centres.

Apart from Nigeria, Mali, the AFCON champions, Senegal and South Africa all qualified for the World Cup and have all drawn in different group.

Africa champions Mali has been drawn in Group E with Panama, France and Saudi Arabia while Senegal will battle host Poland, Tahiti and Colombia in Group A as South Africa are drawn in Group F alongside Portugal, Korea Republic and France.

Following the six group stages, the top-two finishing teams will automatically progress to the knockout phase of the tournament alongside the four best third-placed teams.

Defending champions England will not be available to defend their title as they failed to qualify from Europe.

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