Four African teams are participating in the 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup currently ongoing in Brazil. They are Nigeria, Cameroon, Senegal, Angola – the last two being debutants.

They all qualified for knockout stages after defeating their paired teams.

The tournament, the 18th edition, is taking place between October 26 and November 17 across four venues in three host cities – Gama, Goiania and Cariacica.

There are 24 teams across six continental federations. Brazil was given hosting rights after Peru was stripped off the rights due to lack of preparations.

It is the first time Brazil is hosting the contest at this level having previously hosted the main World Cup twice. Africanews will continually update progress on the performance of African sides.


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