Egypt will join Chile, England and Iraq in Group E of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 as the champions of CAF after taking down Ghana 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out. The two sides had to resort to penalties to determine who would leave Oran, Algeria as the CAF U-20 champion after neither team could break the 1-1 deadlock. Ghana, who finished second in the tournament, will join France, USA and Spain in Group A later this year.
A brace from Aminu Umar secured the bronze medal for Nigeria, who beat Mali 2-1 in the third-place match. Mali scored in the 87th minute to make for an interesting and entertaining finish, but Nigeria held strong and will enter Group B along with Cuba, Korea Republic and Portgual. Mali, who finished fourth in Algeria will compete against Mexico, Greece and Paraguay in Group D play.
All four teams had already qualified for Turkey 2013 by reaching the semi-finals. The FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 will take place between 21 June and 13 July in the seven host cities Antalya, Bursa, Gaziantep, Istanbul, Kayseri, Rize and Trabzon.
The groups of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 in an overview:
Group A (Istanbul, Kayseri): France, Ghana, USA, Spain
Group B (Kayseri, Istanbul): Cuba, Korea Republic, Nigeria, Portugal
Group C (Trabzon, Rize, Gaziantep): Turkey, El Salvador, Colombia, Australia
Group D (Gaziantep, Trabzon): Mexico, Greece, Paraguay, Mali
Group E (Antalya, Bursa): Chile, Egypt, England, Iraq
Group F (Bursa, Antalya): New Zealand, Uzbekistan, Uruguay, Croatia