FIFA U20 World Cup: Flying Eagles draw Portugal, Cuba

Egypt are the new African U20 champions.

The Flying Eagles will not be in the ‘Group of Death’ at the 2013 U20 World Cup after they were drawn with Portugal and Cuba.

The other team in Nigeria’s first round Group B are Korea Republic.

The final draw for the World Cup was staged in Oran, Algeria, Saturday night after the AYC final between Egypt and Ghana.

The Flying Eagles drew goalless with Portugal in a build-up game preparatory to the 2011 World Cup in Colombia.

Nigeria will open her campaign on June 21 against Portugal in Kayseri.

Their other match dates are June 24 against Cuba also in Kayseri and then on July 27 against Korea Republic in Istanbul.

The Nigeria U20 lost out to France in the quarter finals of the 2011 World Cup.

Meanwhile Ghana, who lost the AYC final to Egypt, will be in the ‘Group of Death’ along with Spain, USA and France.

Fourth-placed Mali are in Group D with Mexico, Greece and Paraguay.

Newly crowned African champions, Egypt, are in Group E along with England, Chile and Iraq.

The 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup kicks off on June 21 in Turkey and ends on July 13.

Defending champions, Brazil, and one of the most successful teams in this tournament, Argentina, failed to qualify for this edition of the competition.

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