Friday, March 27, 2009

U-20 Draw Set for April 5 from Luxor, Egypt

U.S. U-20 MNT head coach Thomas Rongen (along with some U.S. Soccer administrators) will be heading to Egypt one week from today for their first glimpse of the FIFA U-20 World Cup venues and of course to attend the draw which will be held on Sunday, April 5.

The 24 participating teams have all been decided by now…

Australia, Korea Republic, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan (Asian zone); Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa (African zone); Czech Republic, England, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Spain (European zone): Costa Rica, Honduras, Trinidad & Tobago and USA (North, Central America and Caribbean zone); Tahiti (Oceania); Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela (South American zone); and Egypt.

…and they will be drawn into six groups, A through F, with each group having four teams.

Of course, will have the information once the draw is completed, including some reaction from Rongen and information on the USA’s group opponents, so stay tuned!

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