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Flying Eagles is FIFA U20 W/Cup youngest team

21 May 2015, 17:10Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Nigeria’s Flying Eagles have been rated the youngest team heading to the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand.

The competition will hold from May 30 to June 20, with 24 teams taking part.

According to FIFA, Nigeria produced an average of age of 18 years and nine months, the youngest among the participating teams. Meanwhile, the oldest are provided by the European duo of Germany and Ukraine.

Also, Nigeria’s Taiwo Awoniyi, who is one of the members of the Golden Eaglets that won the FIFA U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in 2013, has been rated one of the youngest players to watch out for.

Also read: Flying Eagles win another friendly in Germany

A total of 504 players have been selected by the 24 teams to follow in the footsteps of Maradona, Messi and countless other global stars who have showcased their potential at this tournament.

All eyes will now turn to New Zealand to discover which of the class of 2015 can step into these legendary shoes, and there are undoubtedly plenty of players well capable of dazzling.

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