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Eaglets to face Iran in second round

26 October 2013, 15:54

Abuja - The draw for the second round of the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in the UAE was completed on Friday with Nigeria billed to face Iran on Tuesday, October 29.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the last games in the third series of first round group matches were played on Friday evening in Dubai and Al Ain City.

The matches were in Groups E and F and they ensured the emergence of the last qualifiers for the eight Round of 16 matches.

The games are billed to for October 28 and October 29 at six venues.

Nigeria had qualified after topping Group F with seven points from three matches, following 6-1 and 5-0 wins over Mexico and Iraq respectively, and a 3-3 draw with Sweden.

The Golden Eaglets will on Tuesday, October 29 face Iran in the last second round match, billed for Al Ain City at 4pm Nigerian time.

Iran had qualified after coming second in Group E, after one win and two draws for five points from three games.

In other pairings, Group B runners-up Italy will face Group F runners-up and defending champions Mexico on Monday, October 28.

Japan who topped Group D will take on Sweden who finished third from Group F, while Brazil who led Group A will take on Russia, who were third from Group D.

In the last game for Monday, October 28, Honduras who were Group A runners-up will face Group C runners-up Uzbekistan.

On Tuesday, October 29, Uruguay who led Group B will take on Slovakia who were third in Group A, with the winners awaiting the winners of the Nigeria/Iran clash.

Group C leaders Morocco will also take on African champions Cote d’Ivoire who had finished third from Group B, while Group E winners Argentina face Group D runners-up Tunisia.

NAN reports that winners of the eight matches will advance to the quarter-finals scheduled for Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2.

The competition began on October 17 and will end on November 8.



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