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Amajita draw Italy, Uruguay, Japan in U20 World Cup

2017-03-15 09:32
The SA Under-20 coach Thabo Senong. (Gallo Images)

South Korea - England and Argentina will renew their soccer rivalry in the group stage of the Under-20 World Cup in May.

At the official draw on Wednesday, England and Argentina were placed in Group A along with tournament hosts South Korea and Guinea.

The draw took place in the city of Suwon, just south of the capital Seoul, and featured former Argentina stars Diego Maradona and Pablo Aimar, who won the trophy as players in 1979 and 1997, respectively.

Italy and Uruguay will meet in Group D along with Japan and South Africa, while the United States was grouped with Ecuador, Senegal and Saudi Arabia in Group F.

New Zealand, the 2015 tournament hosts, were placed in Group E with France, Honduras and Vietnam.

Germany, Venezuela, Vanuatu and Mexico are in Group A.

Portugal will be expected to progress from Group C, which also contains Iran, Costa Rica and Zambia.

The tournament kicks off on May 20 and the final is scheduled for June 11.

Serbia, who claimed their first Under-20 World Cup title with a dramatic extra-time winner against Brazil in 2015, did not qualify for the 2017 edition in South Korea.

FULL DRAW:

Group A

South Korea, Argentina, England, Guinea

Group B 

Germany, Mexico, Venezuela, Vanuatu

Group C 

Portugal, Costa Rica, Zambia, Iran

Group D 

Uruguay, Japan, Italy, South Africa

Group E 

France, New Zealand, Honduras, Vietnam

Group F

USA, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador

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