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Zambia draw Portugal, Costa Rica, Iran

Zambia’s opponents for the Fifa U20 World Cup Korea 2017 have been revealed following a draw conducted at the Suwon Artrium on Wednesday.

24 teams were drawn into six groups of four teams each for the tournament which will be hosted in South Korea from 20 May to 11 June.

Beston Chambeshi’s men were drawn in Group C along with Portugal, Costa Rica and Iran.

The African Cup of Nations champions will open their account in Jeju with a match against two time winners Portugal before facing Costa Rica at the same venue three days later. They will shift to Cheonan for the match with Iran which will be played simultaneously with the match between Portugal and Costa Rica scheduled for Incheon.

The match with Portugal will be played on 21 May and is scheduled to start at 14h00 (07h00 CAT) while the match with Costa Rica will be played on 24 May at 17h00 (10h00). They will wrap up their group action on 27 May with Iran in Cheonan at 17h00.

The top two teams of each group and four best third-placed teams will qualify to the round of 16.

Full 2017 Fifa U20 World Cup Draw:

GROUP A: Korea, Argentina, England, Guinea
GROUP B: Germany, Mexico, Venezuela, Vanuatu
GROUP C: Portugal, Costa Rica, Zambia, Iran
GROUP D: Uruguay, Japan, Italy, South Africa
GROUP E: France, New Zealand, Honduras, Vietnam
GROUP F: USA, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador


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