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Newcastle youngster Bigirimana ready for U20 World Cup kickoff

Newcastle United midfielder Gael Bigirimana is excited to be part of England's U20 World Cup campaign.

England kickoff their tournament tomorrow against Iraq.

"It'll be a great experience and I thank God for the opportunity," he told nufc.co.uk. "So many talented kids play in England, especially at my age, but I've had a great season and put myself in a strong position. I just leave everything to God and he thought it would be good for me to be in the squad.

"You might think it would be an easy group but it's tough. Every team that qualifies for the World Cup, they didn't do it by luck or by chance - they go there because they deserve it. They've been the best teams in their groups on the continent, so it should be good."

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