FIFA U20 world Cup: Flying Eagles to face Brazil and two others in Group D


By Sedara Philip

The Flying Eagles were drawn out in Group D alongside Brazil, Italy and Dominican republic at the tournament, which is set to take place between 20 May and 11 June.

The 24 teams who will compete for the U20 World Cup were placed in six groups of four, with the top two and four best third-placed countries advancing to the knockout stage.

The draw was made at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on Friday afternoon and was conducted by FIFA director of tournaments Jaime Yarza alongside former internationals Juan Pablo Sorin and David Trezeguet, with Samantha Johnson presenting.

The Flying Eagles finished third at 2023 AFCON U-20 championship in Egypt.

FIFA U-20 World Cup draw in full

Group A
Argentina, Uzbekistan, Guatemala, New Zealand

Group B
USA, Ecuador, Fiji, Slovakia

Group C
Senegal, Japan, Israel, Colombia

Group D
Italy, Brazil, Nigeria, Dominican Republic

Group E
Uruguay, Iraq, England, Tunisia

Group F
France, Korea Republic, The Gambia, Honduras

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