2019 Fifa U-20 World Cup: African teams handed tough draw

Four nations will represent Africa at the U-20 World Cup in Poland with Mali, Senegal, Nigeria and South Africa all participating.

South Africa were handed a tough draw as Africa’s four representatives found out who their opponents will be at this year’s Fifa U-20 World Cup in Poland.

Amajita were drawn in Group F along with six-time winners Argentina, two-time champions Portugal and regular campaigners South Korea.

African champions Mali, who finished third at the 1989 and 2015 global tournaments, are in Group E with 2011 champions France, Panama and Saudi Arabia.

Senegal, semi-finalists in 2015, have been rewarded with an equally tricky place in Group A alongside hosts Poland, 2003 third-placed side Colombia and Tahiti.

“Almost all the groups in my opinion are well balanced but ours is a little bit special,” said Senegal U-20 coach Mayacine Mar.