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Nigeria to face hosts Chile in Group A of U17 World Cup

07 August 2015, 09:47

Abuja - The Final Draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 took place on Thursday, with the 24 participating nations discovering who they will be facing in the group stage and where - key information that will help them with their preparations for the tournament kick-off on Saturday 17 October.

The hosts will be one of the main attractions on that opening day, which they will bring to a close when they take on Group A opponents Croatia in Santiago. Defending champion Nigeria and USA complete that group. In the day’s other stand-out match, Brazil begin their Group B campaign against Korea Republic in Coquimbo.

Predictably the draw provided several fascinating outcomes highlighted perhaps by Group A with champions Nigeria and hosts Chile pitted together. There is intrigue too in Group B which boasts a fascinating mix of styles in England, Guinea, Brazil and Korea Republic.

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Without doubt the toughest group – the ubiquitous "Group of Death" – is Group C which contains European and South American powerhouses Germany and Argentina, as well as Australia and Mexico.
The Groups

Group A (Santiago, Vina del Mar, Coquimbo): Chile, Croatia, Nigeria, USA

Group B (La Serena, Coquimbo, Vina del Mar): England, Guinea, Brazil, Korea Republic

Group C (Chillan, Talca): Australia, Germany, Mexico, Argentina

Group D (Talca, Chillan): Belgium, Mali, Honduras, Ecuador

Group E (Concepcion, Puerto Montt): South Africa, Costa Rica, Korea DPR, Russia

Group F (Puerto Montt, Concepcion): New Zealand, France, Syria, Paraguay

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