Countries have finalized their rosters for the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup, including Nigeria, which will hold in Brazil 26 October – 17 November.
U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach Raphael Wicky has chosen Nigerian-born defender George Bello and Leicester City goalkeeper Chituru Odunze on his final 21-man list.
The United States will do battle with Senegal (Oct 27), Japan (Oct 30) and Netherlands (Nov 2) in Group D of the competition.
Toulouse defender Temitope Akinjogunla is in line to play for France when they take on South Korea, Haiti and Chile in Group C.
He became provisionally cap-tied to France when he featured for the country in their U17 EURO qualifier against Serbia back in March.
Hellas Verona’s Destiny Udogie is among the eight defenders Italy have named on their roster.
Manager Carmine Nunziata’s side open group play against Solomon Islands at Estádio Bezerrão, Brasília on October 28 before games against Mexico (Oct 31) and Paraguay (Nov 3).
Credit: All Nigerian soccer