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Rio 2016: U-23 Eagles Drawn Against Colombia, Sweden & Japan

Nigeria’s U-23 Eagles have been drawn to face Colombia, Japan and Sweden in Group B of the men’s football event of the Rio Olympic Games.

The draw took place on Thursday at the Maracana Stadium in Brazil.


Hosts Brazil will slug it out in Group A with South Africa, Iraq and Denmark.

Men’s defending champions Mexico will battle the trio of Fiji, Germany and Korea Republic in Group C.

Two-time champions Argentina are in group D with Honduras, Algeria and Portugal.

The U-23 Eagles beat Japan 2-1 in the group stage of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

For the women, hosts Brazil are in Group E alongside China Peoples Republic, Sweden and South Africa.

Another Africa representative Zimbabwe, will do battle in Group F with Canada, Australia and Germany.

While defending champions USA are in group G with New Zealand, France and Colombia.

The men’s tournament will start on the 4th of August and end on 20 August, while the women will hold on the 3rd to 20th of August.