U.S. drawn to play Nigeria, Ukraine, Qatar at under-20 World Cup
The United States was drawn to play Ukraine, Nigeria and Qatar in the Under-20 World Cup in Poland.
The U.S. -- coached by Tab Ramos -- opens Group D play against Ukraine on May 24, then faces Nigeria three days later and Qatar on May 30, according to Sunday's draw. The first two matches are in Bielsko-Biala and the third in Tychy.
Sixteen teams advance to the second round -- the top two in each group and the best four third-place teams. The final is in Lodz on June 15.
The U.S. reached the quarterfinals two years ago with a roster that included Josh Sargent, Tyler Adams, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Auston Trusty and Erik Palmer-Brown. Sargent scored four goals and earned the Silver Boot for the Americans, who were eliminated by eventual runner-up Venezuela.
Defending champion England failed to qualify.
The rest of the draw:
Group A -- Colombia, Poland, Senegal, Tahiti
Group B -- Ecuador, Japan, Italy, Mexico
Group C -- Honduras, New Zealand, Norway, Uruguay
Group E -- France, Mali, Panama, Saudi Arabia
Group F -- Argentina, Portugal, South Africa South Korea