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Australia U20s drawn alongside hosts Turkey, El Salvador and Colombia for World Cup

The Australian U20 team has been drawn in Group C, alongside El Salvador, Colombia and host nation Turkey for the FIFA U20 World Cup which will be played from 21 June and 13 July 2013.

Young Socceroos head coach Paul Okon was present at the draw in Istanbul and was extremely excited about the tournament after learning their opponents.

"All the groups at the FIFA U-20 World Cup will be tough. Every game will be a final and we look forward to representing Australia and showcasing Australia as a serious football country," said Okon.

"We are confident that we can rise to this wonderful occasion.

"Playing in a World Cup is a huge challenge but none more so than playing in a group that has the host nation.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for our players to play against the world's best players."

The Young Socceroos will open up their tournament against Colombia on 22 June before taking on El Salvador on 25 June before their final group match against Turkey on 28 June with the Colombia & Turkey matches to be played in Trabzon at the El Salvador clash in Rize.

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