Nigeria’s Flying Eagles were on Friday in Zurich drawn in Group D alongside Brazil, Italy and Dominican Republic for the first round of the 2023 FIFA Under-20 World Cup.
Nigeria secured their place in the competition billed for May 20 to June 12 in Argentina after they finished third at the 2023 Under-20 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
They and the 23 others have now been drawn into six groups of four teams each.
Group A has hosts Argentina, Guatemala, Uzbekistan and New Zealand, while Group B has the U.S., Ecuador, Fiji Islands and Slovakia.
Group C has African champions Senegal,
Colombia, Japan and Israel, the country which indirectly brought about the switch in tournament venue from Indonesia to Argentina.
Group E has Uruguay, Iraq, England and Tunisia, while Group F has France, Korea, Gambia and Honduras.
Hosts Argentina are the most successful team in the tournament while Nigeria are two-times finalists, in 1989 and 2005.