African qualifiers get tough groups at U17 World Cup

Burkina Faso celebrate winning the African Under-17 Championships
African champions Burkina Faso will play Germany at the U17 World Cup

Africa's qualifiers for the Under-17 World Cup in Mexico have been drawn against some tough opposition for the tournament which kicks off on 18 June.

Continental champions Burkina Faso take on Germany in Group E, as well as Panama and Ecuador; Rwanda are in Group C with England, Uruguay and Canada.

Congo Brazzaville are in Group A with hosts Mexico, European champions Holland and North Korea.

Ivory Coast have been drawn in Group F with Brazil, Denmark and Australia.

The top two from each group and the four best third-placed sides will qualify for the second round of the tournament.

The groups for the Under-17 World Cup:

Group A (Morelia/Monterrey) 1 Mexico 2 North Korea 3 Congo 4 Holland

Group B (Monterrey/Morelia) 1 Japan 2 Jamaica 3 France 4 Argentina

Group C (Pachuca/Torreon) 1 Uruguay 2 Canada 3 Rwanda 4 England

Group D (Torreon/Pachuca) 1 USA 2 Czech Republic 3 Uzbekistan 4 New Zealand

Group E (Queretaro/Guadalajara) 1 Burkina Faso 2 Panama 3 Germany 4 Ecuador

Group F (Guadalajara/ Queretaro) 1 Australia 2 Ivory Coast 3 Brazil 4 Denmark