Zambia and Guinea are the first two teams to book their tickets to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 after advancing to the semi-finals of the CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations from Group A.
Continental tournament hosts Zambia were the first team to secure their spot at Korea Republic 2017 after winning Group A with victories over Guinea, Mali and Egypt. It ended a ten-year absence from the global finals for Zambia, having last attended Canada 2007. Their journey to the Far East will be the Chipolopolo’s third trip to the U-20 World Cup, having debuted in 1999, with their last-16 appearance a decade ago their best performance to date.
They join 16 teams from Asia, Europe and South America who had already booked their place prior to the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations’ kick-off, with all four semi-finalists earning a place in Korea Republic. The other four places will be made up from participants at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, which is also on-going.
The Official Draw for the U-20 World Cup will take place on 15 March.