Golden Eaglets Land In Gioania, Set For World Cup Action
The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have landed in the city of Gioania, Brazil, where the team will tackle Hungary at the Estadio Olimpico in Saturday’s opening match of Group B at the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup.
Players and the officials were received by FIFA and local organizing committee officials at the airport, before heading to their hotel at the Metropolis area of the city.
The Eaglets have been in Brazil since October 10, precisely in the city of Sao Paulo, where they had their training camp and played three warm up games against Sao Paulo U 17 side, which they lost 1-2, before defeating South Korea 4-2 and then losing by the odd goal to Japan.
Nigeria, champions in 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013 and 2015 will tussle with Hungary, Australia and Ecuador in Group B of the competition that has 24 countries competing for glory.
FIFA U17 WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2019 GROUPS
GROUP A: Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, Angola
GROUP B: Nigeria, Hungary, Ecuador, Australia
GROUP C: Korea Republic, Haiti, France, Chile
GROUP D: USA, Senegal, Japan, Netherlands
GROUP E: Spain, Argentina, Tajikistan, Cameroon
GROUP F: Solomon Islands, Italy, Paraguay, Mexico
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