Satellites to find out World Cup group later

11 years ago

A separate draw will take place at the conclusion of the CAF African Youth Championship to determine which group Ghana and the other African sides will play in at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.

This follows Monday's draw in Istanbul for this year's finals in Turkey.

Ghana have qualified for the World Cup after securing passage to the semi-finals of the African competition. Nigeria, Mali and Egypt are the other qualifiers.

According to FIFA, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams from the on-going competition in Algeria will be entered in the various groups but the African winner will join Group E which includes, Chile, England and Iraq.

Host nation Turkey are paired with Colombia, Australia and El Salvador in Group E.

Defending champion Brazil failed to qualify. 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, CAF, USA, Spain

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

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

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

GROUP E (Antalya, Bursa): Chile, CAF Champions, England, Iraq

GROUP F (Bursa, Antalya): OFC Champions, Uzbekistan, Uruguay, Croatia