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Amajita’s toughest group match at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, which kicks off on Thursday, is likely to be their opening encounter against the United Arab Emirates.

Coach Mahdi Ali’s charges are the Asian champions and are in Group F along with South Africa, Honduras and Hungary.

The Asian squad have had a long spell of training in Switzerland and Turkey, where they played several friendlies in preparation for the world youth showcase.

In their last friendly in Turkey, they defeated Montenegro 4-0, displaying a confidence that will certainly carry through into the World Youth Championships.

Significantly, the Asian runners-up, Uzbekistan, concluded their preparations for the FIFA U-20 World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Honduras in Spain recently.