Rio Olympics: U-23 Eagles Could Draw Brazil, Argentina, Mexico

Rio Olympics: U-23 Eagles Could Draw Brazil, Argentina, Mexico

By James Agberebi:

Nigeria's U-23 Eagles could be drawn against Brazil, Argentina and Mexico in the group stage of the men's football event of the Rio Olympic Games.

In the arrangement of teams into different pots, which was announced by FIFA on Friday, hosts Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Japan were placed in the seeded Pot 1.

The U-23 Eagles are in Pot 2 alongside Korea Republic, Honduras and Iraq.

In Pot 3 are Sweden, Fiji, Portugal and South Africa.

While Pot 4 has Algeria, Colombia, Denmark and Germany.

Also for the women, teams were also placed into four Pots with Brazil, USA and Germany occupying Pot 1.

Meanwhile, the draw for the football event of the Rio Olympic Games for both the men and women comes up next Thursday at the Maracana Stadium.

Mexico won the men's gold after defeating Brazil 2-1 in the final of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

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