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Nigeria to face Brazil at FIFA youth Championship


By Lexi Elo

Nigeria will face five-time champions Brazil, Hungary and Korea DPR in Group E of the preliminary round of the 2015 Fifa World Youth Championship in New Zealand. The Flying Eagles defeated Senegal 1-0 to emerge as African champions in a keenly contested African Youth Championship final.

Hosts New Zealand were zoned in Group A against Myanmar, Ukraine and the United States of America. Ghana will face a stiff challenge in Group B having been zoned against Argentina, Austria and Panama.  Last edition’s runners-up Uruguay will battle Senegal, Mexico and Serbia in Group D.
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Nigeria’s first game will be against Brazil at the Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth on June 1, 2015.

Below is a detail of the various groups at the 2015 FIFA World Youth Championship

GROUP A –Myanmar, New Zealand, Ukraine, USA

GROUP B – Argentina, Austria, Ghana, Panama

GROUP C –Mali, Colombia, Portugal, Qatar

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GROUP D – Senegal, Mexico, Serbia, Uruguay

GROUP E – Nigeria, Brazil, Hungary, Korea DPR

GROUP F – Fiji, Germany, Honduras, Uzbekistan

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