Four strong African countries Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Cote d’Ivoire are in the United Arab Emirates ahead of the FIFA U17 World.
Cote D'Ivoire is drawn in group B alongside Uruguay, Italy and New Zealand and will be playing their opening game against Italy in Ras Al-Khaimah. Morocco are lodged in group C with Croatia, Panama and Uzbekistan.
Their opening game comes up Friday against Croatia. On their part, Tunisia play in group D against Venezuela, Japan and Russia. They confront Venezuela Friday in their opener. Meanwhile, Nigeria were drawn in group F alongside Iraq, Mexico and Sweden. They their opening game against Mexico. The FIFA U17 World Cup runs until November 8.