Ivory Coast handed tough draw for 2013 U-17 World Cup
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African Under-17 champions Ivory Coast have been handed a tough draw for the 2013 Under-17 World Cup in United Arab Emirates from 17 October to 8 November.
The Baby Elephants will face 2011 runners-up Uruguay and European qualifying tournament runners-up Italy in Group B, along with New Zealand.
Three-time winners Nigeria, who were beaten African finalists in April, are in a group with holders Mexico.
Morocco and Tunisia are Africa's other teams in the tournament.
Hosts UAE have been drawn with three-time winners Brazil.
UAE, Brazil, Honduras, Slovakia
New Zealand, Uruguay, Ivory Coast, Italy
Uzbekistan, Panama, Morocco, Croatia
Japan, Venezuela, Tunisia, Russia
Iran, Argentina, Canada, Austria
Iraq, Mexico, Nigeria, Sweden