A general view the Draw for FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 at Suwon SK Artrium on March 15, 2017, in Suwon, Korea Republic. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)
SUWON, Korea Republic -- The Official Draw for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 was held Wednesday at the Suwon Artrium.
The 24 teams were drawn by Argentinean football legends Diego Maradona, who won the 1979 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and Pablo Aimar, who won the 1997 edition. Other draw assistants included Tae Young Yeom, a former Korea Republic international, who is the Mayor of Suwon City and owner of Suwon City FC; and a head coach, Bumkun Cha.
CONCACAF’s four representatives will be involved in some intriguing matchups. Mexico v Germany (Group B), Costa Rica v African champion Zambia and European semifinalist Portugal (Group C), Honduras v European champion France and Oceania champion New Zealand (Group E), and the champion USA v South American runner-up Ecuador.
The 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup will be played May 20-June 11 in six host cities: Cheonan, Daejeon, Incheon, Jeju, Jeonju and Suwon.
Here are the groups:
Group A: Korea Republic, Guinea, Argentina, England
Group B: Venezuela, Germany, Vanuatu, Mexico
Group C: Zambia, Portugal, Iran, Costa Rica
Group D: South Africa, Japan, Italy, Uruguay
Group E: France, Honduras, Vietnam, New Zealand
Group F: Ecuador, USA, Saudi Arabia, Senegal