Ghana drawn against hosts Uruguay for 2018 Fifa U-17 Women's World Cup

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The Black Maidens are set to face a vociferous home crowd when the championship opens on November 13

Ghana will open the 2018 Fifa Under-17 Women's World Cup after being pitted against hosts Uruguay in the tournament's final draw on Wednesday. 

The exercise saw the Black Maidens pegged against the South Americans, New Zealand and Finland in Group A. 

Ghana, who qualified following an incredible 19-0 aggregate victory over Djibouti, kick off the competition against Uruguay on November 13.

Evans Adotey's outfit then face Finland on November 16 before rounding off the group campaign against New Zealand four days later. 

Completely new to Finland and New Zealand, Ghana are familiar with Uruguay following their clash in the group stage of the 2012 championship in Azerbaijan. 

In their meeting six years ago, the Black Maidens claimed an emphatic 5-0 victory, going on to achieve their best ever tournament result of winning bronze.

Both Uruguay and New Zealand have not gone beyond the group stage of the competition since its inception, while Finland are set to make their first ever appearance at this year's gathering.

Impressively, the Maidens have qualified for every single edition of the tournament since it began in 2008.

Elsewhere, South Africa, the second of three African representatives, were drawn into Group B, alongside Brazil, Japan and a yet-to-be-determined team from the Concacaf region. 

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Cameroon made Group C, where they will play against North Korea, Germany and a yet-to-be-determined team from the Concacaf region.

With no African presence, the fourth and final group houses South Korea, Spain, Colombia and a yet-to-be-determined team from the Concacaf region.

 

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