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FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP: Golden Eaglets draw Chile, US, Croatia

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The Final Draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 has taken place place with the 24 participating nations discovering who they will be facing in the group stage.

Hosts Chile will 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.

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 tournament kicks off 17 October

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