World Cup: Flying Eagles avoid ‘Group of Death’

Flying Eagles

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 on Saturday night after the African Youth Championship 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 their 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 quarterfinals of the 2011 World Cup.
Ghana, beaten AYC finalists by 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 to end 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.