Tough U-17 draw for Brazil

BY foxsports • May 17, 2011

Brazil will play Ivory Coast, Australia and Denmark, while the United States team will face New Zealand, Uzbekistan and the Czech Republic in the group stage of the FIFA under-17 World Cup.

Tuesday's draw in Mexico City looks complicated for three-time champion Brazil, while the American team will be confident of progressing when the tournament starts on June 18.

Host nation Mexico was also handed a kind draw, with Congo, North Korea and the Netherlands.

In other groups, England drew Rwanda, Canada and Uruguay. Argentina will play Jamaica, Japan and France, and Germany will take on Africa's Burkina Faso, Panama and Ecuador.

FIFA vice president Jack Warner says he expects a great tournament because there is little difference between the teams at the under-17 level.