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Under-17 World Cup draw
May 17th, 2011 7:24PM

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[DATEBOOK] The USA will face the Czech Republic, Uzbekistan and New Zealand in Group D at the 2011 Under-17 World Cup in Mexico.

The Americans, 2011 Concacaf champions, open June 19 at 7 p.m. ET against the Czech Republic and face Uzbekistan three days later at 4 p.m. ET, both in Torreon, before rounding out the group stage on June 25 against New Zealand at 6 p.m. ET in Pachuca.

The Czech Republic tied all three group opponents – Romania, Germany and eventual-champion Netherlands – in the final round of the UEFA U-17 Championship and qualified for Mexico '11 on the basis of its third-place finish.

Uzbekistan finished second at the 2010 AFC U-16 championship on its home soil to book its place in the world championships

New Zealand won the Oceania tournament with a 2-0 overtime win over Tahiti in the final.

Group D Schedule:
June 19 in Torreon
Uzbekistan vs. New Zealand
USA vs. Czech Republic
June 22 in Torreon
USA vs. Uzbekistan
Czech Republic vs. New Zealand
June 25 in Pachuca
USA vs. New Zealand
June 25 in Torreon
Czech Republic vs. Uzbekistan

Draw:
Group A
Mexico
North Korea
Congo
Netherlands

Group B
Japan
Jamaica
France
Argentina

Group C
Uruguay
Canada
Rwanda
England

Group D
USA
Czech Republic
Uzbekistan
New Zealand

Group E
Burkina Faso
Panama
Germany
Ecuador

Group F
Australia
Ivory Coast
Brazil
Denmark



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