Wednesday, June 19, 2024

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Nigeria’s Flying Eagles Face Tough Tests In Group D

Group D houses the Flying Eagles, where they will contend with football powerhouses, Brazil and Italy, as well as the Dominican Republic

The draw for the 2023 edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup was conducted on Friday, with Nigeria’s U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, ending up in what some have described as the ‘Group of Death’


Group D houses the Flying Eagles, where they will contend with football powerhouses, Brazil and Italy, as well as the Dominican Republic.

Going into Friday’s draw conducted at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, the Flying Eagles were placed in Pot 3, and it was already a pointer to a potentially tough group, which is now the case.

Still searching for its first U-20 World Cup title, Coach Ladan Bosso and his Flying Eagles team will have to start strongly if they are to make any appreciable impact at next month’s tournament in Argentina.

Aside from Nigeria, three other African countries, Senegal, The Gambia, and Tunisia—will be vying for honours.

Senegal, the reigning continental king, was drawn in Group C, where they will confront Japan, Israel, and Colombia in the group phase.

The Gambia have booked dates with France, the Korean Republic, and Honduras in Group F.

Tunisia, Africa’s last flag bearer in Argentina, will look to navigate past Uruguay, Iraq, and England in Group E.

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