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U-17 World Cup: Golden Eaglets To Face Australia, 2 Others

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets have been drawn against Australia, Hungary and Ecuador in Group B for the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.

The draw for the group stage of the age-graded tournament was held yesterday at the Fifa’s headquarter in Zurich, Switzerland.

The five-time World champions Nigeria will be looking forward to reclaim their crown after missing out of the 2017 edition in India.

Cameroon will battle Spain, Argentina and Tajikistan in Group E, Senegal are in Group D along with the USA, Japan and Netherlands while Angola will slug it out with host nation Brazil, Canada and New Zealand in Group A.

Senegal took the place of Guinea in the competition after the latter was found guilty of age falsification at the 2019 Africa U17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania.

Cameroon are currently the African champions at U17 level while Angola qualified as the third-best team on the continent.

The tournament will kick off on October 26 with Brazil taking on Canada while Angola lock horns against New Zealand at the Estadio Bezerrao

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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