The official draw for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011 took place on Wednesday evening at the Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala Convention Centre in Cartagena. With 2009 champions Ghana failing to qualify for the tournament, 2009 runners-up Brazil kicks off action against Egypt on the first matchday of the competition.
Previous FIFA Under-20 World Cups have featured the like of eventual stars such as Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho, Luis Figo, Diego Maradona, Robbie Keane, Michael Essien, Arjen Robben, Thierry Henry, Kaka, Landon Donovan and Diego Forlan.
These are the groups for the tournament which will will run from July 29th to August 20th in cities throughout the South American nation.
Group A (Bogota/Cali)
Group B (Cali/Bogota)
Champion of Oceania (TBD)
Group C (Manizales/Pereira)
Group D (Armenia/Pereira)
Group E (Barranquilla/Cartagena)
Group F (Medellin/Cartagena)