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Nigeria to play France, Canada and Korea Republic in U20 W’Cup

Following the U20 World Cup draw that was held at Teatro National in San José, the capital of Central American nation, Nigeria, France, Canada, and Korea have fallen into Group C The Trumpet gathered.

Defending champions Spain will slug it out in Group A with host nation Costa Rica, Australia, and Samba girls Brazil, while fellow African compatriot Ghana battle with the Netherlands, Japan, and three times champion United States in Group D.

More so, the German machines who have an equal record with the United States of winning the diadem three times, two of which were against Nigeria in the finals, 2010 & 2014, fall into Group B with Columbia, New Zealand, and Mexico.

According to FIFA, all group phases and quarter-final matches will be played at the Alejandro Morera Soto, comprising a hybrid of natural and synthetic grass, called stitched grass.

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The semi-final, final and third-place matches will take place at the Estadio Nacional during the 19 days competition scheduled from August 10-28.

The draw ceremony at the Teatro Nacional in San José was witnessed by the Head Coach of Nigeria’s U20 girls, Christopher Danjuma, and the Team Secretary, Patricia Osuji, the NFF media report.

The opening group match will be against the 2018 host nation France. A francophone colonist that finished third place in 2014 where Nigeria emerged as runners-up.

Barely eight years ago, Nigeria dislodged the Korea Republic 2-1 in the group stage at the 2014 championship in Canada to lead the group.

GROUP A: Costa Rica, Australia, Spain, Brazil

GROUP B: Germany, Colombia, New Zealand, Mexico

GROUP C: France, Nigeria, Canada, Korea Republic

GROUP D: Japan, The Netherlands, Ghana, USA

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