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Satellites paired with Spain and France

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Ghana will take their place in Group A of the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey after finishing second in the African Youth Championship on Saturday.

The Black Satellites, who went down 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out to Egypt in the continental final will join France, USA and Spain in Group A later this year.

Bronze medalist Nigeria, who beat Mali 2-1 in the third-place match will enter Group B along with Cuba, Korea Republic and Portugal.

Mali, who finished fourth in Algeria will compete against Mexico, Greece and Paraguay in Group D play.

All four teams had already qualified for Turkey 2013 by reaching the semi-finals.

The tournament will be played June 21-July 13 in seven Turkish cities.

FIFA U-20 World Cup 2013 group stage draw:

GROUP A (Istanbul, Kayseri): France, Ghana, USA, Spain

GROUP B (Kayseri, Istanbul): Cuba, Korea Republic, Nigeria, Portugal

GROUP C (Trabzon, Rize, Gaziantep): Turkey, El Salvador, Colombia, Australia

GROUP D (Gaziantep, Trabzon): Mexico, Greece, Paraguay, Mali

GROUP E (Antalya, Bursa): Chile, Egypt, England, Iraq

GROUP F (Bursa, Antalya): New Zealand, Uzbekistan, Uruguay, Croatia