Eaglets Draw Defending Champions Mexico in the Group Stage of U17 World Cup.

Nigeria’s under-17 football team, the Golden Eaglets, were on Monday drawn in a difficult Group F of the 2013 Fifa under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Isaac Success Was Named in Eaglets Provisional Squad For the U-17 World Cup.
Isaac Success Was Named in Eaglets Provisional Squad For the U-17 World Cup.

Nigeria have been drawn alongside Iraq, Sweden and the reigning champions Mexico in the first round of the championship.

Nigeria have won the under-17 World Cup on three occasions, most-recently in 2007 and were a losing finalists two years later.

Mexico, who are also CONCACAF champions, won the tournament on home soil in 2011.

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It is the first time both Sweden and Iraq will be participating at the tourney after qualifying from the European Zone as one of the top four teams from the UEFA U17 Championship and finishing fourth in the Asian qualifiers respectively.

The tournament kicks off on October 17.

Group stage draw for the FIFA U–17 World Cup UAE 2013:

Group A (Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah): United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Brazil, Slovakia

Group B (Ras Al Khaimah, Abu Dhabi): Uruguay, New Zealand, Côte d’Ivoire, Italy

Group C (Fujairah, Sharjah): Croatia, Morocco, Panama, Uzbekistan

Group D (Sharjah, Fujairah): Tunisia, Venezuela, Russia, Japan

Group E (Dubai, Al Ain): Canada, Austria, Iran, Argentina

Group F (Al Ain, Dubai): Mexico, Nigeria, Iraq, Sweden

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