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FIFA U-20 2017 World Cup draw announced

FIFA U-20 2017 World Cup draw

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FIFA announced on Wednesday the U-20 2017 World Cup draw which will be played in South Korea starting 20 May till 11 June.

The pairings were drawn by influential football personalities including Argentinian legend Diego Maradona, who won the 1979 with Argentina, and Pablo Aimar, who won the 1997 edition.

2017 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations winners along with runner ups Senegal, third place Guinea and fourth place South Africa qualified to the World Cup. The African champions will face two-time winners Portugal in their opening match.

Senegal was drawn in tough Group F with USA, Ecuador and Saudi Arabia.

The full draw: 

Group A: Korea Republic, Guinea, Argentina, England

Group B: Venezuela, Germany, Vanuatu, Mexico

Group C: Zambia, Portugal, Iran, Costa Rica

Group D: South Africa, Japan, Italy, Uruguay

Group E: France, Honduras, Vietnam, New Zealand

Group F: Ecuador, USA, Saudi Arabia, Senegal

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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