U17 World Cup: FIFA Formally Welcomes Golden Eaglets To Brazil

Five-time world champions, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have landed in the city of Goiania, Brazil, for their opening Group B fixture against Hungary at the Estadio Olimpico on Saturday in the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals.

Players and the officials were received by FIFA and the local organizing committee (LOC) officials at the airport from where they were taken to their hotel in the Metropolitan area of the city.

The Eaglets have been in Brazil since October 10, in the city of Sao Paulo, where the team had their training camp and played three warm-up games against Sao Paulo U17 side which they lost 1-2, before defeating South Korea 4-2 and then losing by the odd goal to Japan.

The record holders of the title had their first training in Goiania Tuesday evening by 4.00pm local time.

Nigeria, champions in 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013 and 2015 will tussle with Hungary, Australia and Ecuador in Group B of the three–week, 24–nation tournament.

Nigeria Squad To The 2019 U17 World Cup

Goalkeepers: Sunday Stephen, Joseph Oluwabusola, Daniel Jinadu

Defenders: Usman Ibrahim, Clement Ikenna, Charles Etim, Quadri Edun, Oluwatimilehen Adeniyi

Midfielders: Samson Tijani (Captain), Francis Daniel, Akinkunmi Amoo, Peter Agba, Ibraheem Jabaar, Monsuru Opeyemi, Ojederan Hamzat, Sa’id Ibrahim

Strikers: Wisdom Ubani, Olakunle Olusegun, Devine Nwachukwu, Olawale Peter, Abba Bichi


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