The draw for the 2019 FIFA Under-twenty World Cup will take place on Friday, the twenty-fourth of February in the city of Gdynia, Poland with Nigeria’s Flying Eagles among the twenty-four qualified teams that will know their group opponents.
The biennial competition will be staged in six Polish cities; in Lodz, Bielsko-Biala, Bydgoszcz, Gdynia, Lublin and Tychy from the twenty-third of May to the fifteenth of June 2019.
The Flying Eagles are one of the four African countries that will compete for honours at the 2019 FIFA Under-twenty World Cup. The other three are newly crowned continental champions, Mali, Senegal and South Africa.
Paul Aigbogun’s men took fourth position at the just concluded U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger after losing to Mali in the semi-final and also lost in the third-place play off to the Amajita of South Africa. Aigbogun and his charges will look to become the second African country to win the FIFA Under-twenty World Cup after Ghana who won it in 2009.