Spain, France, USA in tough group

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Watch the full highlights of Mexico's win over the US in the CONCACAF U-20s final.
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Learn more about the key players from the USA U-20's squad.

Tournament-favorite Spain will play the United States, France and an African team to be determined in one of toughest groups at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.

FIFA conducted the draw Monday in Istanbul and placed host nation Turkey with Colombia, Australia and El Salvador.

England will face Iraq, Chile and the winner of the Under-20 African Championship being decided this week. Egypt, Ghana, Mali and Nigeria have reached the semifinals there.

Mexico heads a group with Paraguay, Greece and an African team. Uruguay is with New Zealand or Fiji, Uzbekistan and Croatia.

Portugal, which was runner-up in 2011, will play Cuba, South Korea and an African team.

Defending champion Brazil failed to qualify. The tournament will be played June 21-July 13 in seven Turkish cities.

Draw list:

Group A-Spain, African team, United States, France

Group B-South Korea, African team, Cuba, Portugal

Group C-Colombia, Australia, El Salvador, Turkey

Group D-Mexico, African team, Paraguay, Greece

Group E-African champion, Iraq, Chile, England

Group F-New Zealand or Fiji, Uzbekistan, Uruguay, Croatia


African teams Egypt, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria will be allocated to groups after the Under-20 African Championships is completed on March 30.

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