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Brazil to face host UAE at Under-17 World Cup

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP)

Brazil will face host country United Arab Emirates, Honduras and Slovakia in their group at the Under-17 World Cup which kicks off in October.

FIFA placed defending champion Mexico with Iraq, three-time winner Nigeria and Sweden in the 24-team draw made Monday.

Argentina is in a group with Austria, Canada and Iran.

European Under-17 champion Russia will face Japan, Tunisia and Venezuela.

Italy's group includes Ivory Coast, New Zealand and Uruguay. Croatia will play Morocco, Panama and Uzbekistan.

The Oct. 17-Nov. 8 tournament is played in six cities, including Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

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