–African champions drawn in group with S/American giants
The Flying Eagles will face Brazil in the group stages of this year’s Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand if they emerge as African champions at the African Youth Championships in Senegal next month.
This followed Tuesday’s FIFA U-20 World Cup draw in Auckland where the winners of the upcoming African Under-20 Championships have been drawn in the same group as Brazil,North Korea and Hungary.
The Under-20 World Cup has helped create new stars, including Ghana’s Michael Essien (pictured), Argentine Lionel Messi and Brazilian Ronaldinho.
Mali’s Seydou Keita and South Africa’s Benni McCarthy are two other big-name Africans to have played at the tournament.
Group draw for the 2015 Under-20 World Cup:
Group A: New Zealand, Ukraine, United States, Myanmar.
Group B: Argentina, Panama, Africa’s third-placed team, Australia.
Group C: Qatar, Colombia, Portugal, Africa’s fourth-placed team
Group D: Mexico, Africa’s second-placed team, Uruguay, Serbia.
Group E: African champion, Brazil, North Korea, Hungary.
Group F: Germany, Fiji, Uzbekistan, Honduras.