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Nigeria set for Portugal at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

Nigerian Football News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 22/11/2019

Supersand Eagles set for Portugal as the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup finals in Paraguay when they clash in Asuncion on Friday.

Nigeria earned a ticket to feature at the 16 teams World Cup finals after finishing second at the CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations held in Egypt in December 2018 behind Senegal whom they are flying Africa’s flag in the tournament in South America.

Supersand Eagles defeated the Tahiti national team 9-4 during the pre-tournament event, after losing 3-7 to host Paraguay ahead of their Group D opener that also has world number one team, Brazil and Oman.

Nigeria, winners of the African title in 2007 and 2009, and quarter-finalists at the World Cup in 2007 and 2011 will campaign in a fierce Group D that also has world number one team, Brazil and Oman, ranked number 14 in the world. Nigeria is ranked 21st in the world.

Head Coach Adamu has listed veterans Abu Azeez and Victor Tale in his final squad of 12, with Emmanuel Ohwoferia, Emeka Ogbonna, Godspower Igudia, Dami Paul and Taiwo Adams also in.

Godwin Tale (Victor’s younger brother), Egan-Osi Ekujimi, Babatunde Badmus, Godwin Iorbee, and Hameed Kareem are the other names on the list.

This year’s finals will kick off on Thursday and end on Sunday, 1st December.

THE 2019 FIFA BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP GROUPS

Group A: Paraguay, Japan, Switzerland, USA

Group B: Uruguay, Mexico, Italy, Tahiti

Group C: Belarus, United Arab Emirates, Senegal, Russia

Group D: Brazil, Oman, Portugal, Nigeria
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