Argentina-bound Flying Eagles to discover World Cup opponents on Friday 

Published: April 17, 2023
Argentina-bound Flying Eagles to discover World Cup opponents on Friday 

The Bureau of the FIFA Council has confirmed Argentina as the host of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023.


The decision follows the removal of the original tournament host, Indonesia, as well as a subsequent bid submitted by the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) and an on-site inspection by a FIFA delegation to the South American country last week. 


The hosting agreement has been signed by the AFA, along with all other relevant documents on the part of the host and local authorities.


The Flying Eagles will discover their World Cup opponents on Friday, April 21 when the draw is made at the Home of FIFA in Zurich.


Nigeria qualified for the World Cup after finishing in third place at the 2023 Africa U20 Cup of Nations. 


A total of twenty four countries will be drawn into six groups of four with matches taking place in yet to be confirmed venues. 


The Flying Eagles are in Pot 3 alongside Uzbekistan, Japan, Iraq, Honduras and Fiji.


The 2023 FIFA U20 World Cup kicks off on May 20 with the final taking place on June 11, 2023.


Flying Eagles manager Ladan Bosso has invited thirty nine players to a training camp to begin their final preparations for the tournament in Argentina, with 2023 Super Eagles invitees Chijioke Aniagboso and Daniel Bameyi part of the group.



Ifeanyi Emmanuel 



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