The U20 World Cup draw was made in Egypt on Sunday evening.
FIFA U20 World Cup
24 September - 16 October 2009 England U20s have been drawn out to face Ghana, Uzbekistan and Uruguay in the group stage of the U20 World Cup, which is held in Egypt later this year.
The Young Lions qualified for the tournament, the second biggest FIFA competition after the senior World Cup, after reaching the last eight of the 2008 European U19 Championship and got their preparations for Egypt underway last week with a 2-0 victory over Italy at Loftus Road.
Their first game in Egypt will be on Saturday 26 September when Uruguay are the opposition in the Ismailia Stadium, followed by Ghana at the same venue three days later.
Brian Eastick's team will then round up the group stage when they face Uzbekistan at the Mubarak Stadium in Suez on Friday 2 October.
The draw was made in the stunning 3500-year-old Luxor Temple on the banks of the River Nile in southern Egypt and saw the 24 teams separated into four pots of six in order to ensure that no two nations from the same confederation would be drawn out to face each other in the first group stage.
In addition, the three seeded teams were hosts Egypt, European Champions Germany and South American Champions Brazil who were given different coloured balls in their respective pots in order to be assigned to a particular venue out of the five host regions of Alexandria, Cairo, Ismailia, Port Said and Suez.
The full draw is as follows:-Group A
- Egypt, Trinidad & Tobago, Paraguay, Italy. In Cairo.
- Nigeria, Venezuela, Spain, Tahiti. In Cairo.
- USA, Germany, Cameroon, Korean Republic. In Suez.Group D
- Ghana, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, England. In Ismailia.
- Brazil, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Australia. In Port Said.
- United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Honduras, Hungary. In Alexandria.