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Flying Eagles land in Poland for FIFA U-20 World Cup

Flying Eagles U-20 World Cup squad
Flying Eagles U-20 World Cup squad

Nigeria’s national under-20 male football team, the Flying Eagles, on Sunday, arrived in Poland for this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup which begins on Thursday.

They arrived in the southern Polish city of Katowice after rounding off a three-week residential training at Bad Gogging on the outskirts of Munich in Germany on Saturday.

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Ademola Olajire, the Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), disclosed, in a statement on Sunday, that the team flew out of Germany via Munich on Sunday morning.

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They are to embark on the final leg of their preparations for the U-20 World Cup there in Katowice ahead of their opening Group D match on Friday against Qatar.

“While in Bad Gogging, the team played four friendly games.

“These are a 3-3 draw with Freiburg U19s, a 1-2 loss to Saudi Arabia U20s, a 3-1 win over AFR Aelen and a 1-1 draw with Red Bull Salzburg.

“These were to help in preparing them as they seek to win the FIFA U-20 World Cup for the first time,” Olajire said.

The Flying Eagles are two-times runners-up at the competition, in 1989 and 2005, and took the bronze medals at the 1985 finals.

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