The draw for
the upcoming FIFA U20 World Cup to be held in Turkey from 21 June - 13 July
2013 is complete.
The draw was held at the ballroom of the Grand Tarabya Hotel in Istanbul
on Monday 25 March 2013. 24 participants have been placed in four equal pools
of four teams each.
Failed to qualify
representatives; the U20 sides of Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana and Mali will be fitted
into Group’s ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘E’ depending on the positions they take up in
the ongoing African Youth Championship currently on in Algeria –it concludes on
Brazil, the defending Champions
from the 2011 edition held in Colombia, failed to qualify but the runners up
Portugal are back to contest the title. Brazil was placed last in their
Turkey have been pooled in
Group ‘C’ together with El Salvador, Colombia and Australia.
(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
According to FIFA, a separate
draw will take place at the conclusion of the CAF African Youth Championship on
30 March in Oran, Algeria, to determine which group the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place
teams from CAF will play in.