The Flying Eagles have by virtue of finishing third at the recent U20 AFCON in Egypt been drawn in Pot 3 in the draw for the 2023 FIFA U20 World Cup in Indonesia in May.
This means they will be pitched against teams in Pots 1, 2 and 4 when the draw is staged on March 31 in Bali, Indonesia.
They will not be drawn in the first round by any of the other African representatives – Senegal, Gambia and Tunisia.
Pot 1 has the likes of Italy, France as well as hosts Indonesia, while Pot 2 has England and Brazil among others.
Pot 4 has the weakest teams like Slovakia and Dominican Republic.
The qualified teams will be drawn into six groups of four teams with four third-best losers making it to the Round of 16.
The 2023 U20 World Cup will be played from May 20 to June 11.
Full seeding for U20 World Cup Draw:
Pot 1: Indonesia (Hosts), Uruguay, USA, France, Senegal, Italy
Pot 2: England, South Korea, New Zealand, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia
Pot 3: Nigeria, Japan, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Honduras, Fiji
Pot 4: Guatemala, Dominican Republic, The Gambia, Israel, Slovakia, Tunisia
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