U.S. to camp in Austria, England for U-20 FIFA World Cup
The United States Under-20 Men's National Team will camp in Austria and England before the 2015 U-20 FIFA World Cup, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday.
After receiving its Group A draw on Monday, the U-20 team announced it would camp in London from March 23-30, with matches against Tottenham's U-21s and England's U-20s. Later, the U.S. will travel to Austria from April 18-26 for matches against Qatar's and Greece's U-20 squads.
The team said roster details and additional game information will be announced at later dates.
"Our preparation is going to be good," U-20 MNT head coach Tab Ramos said in a release. "It will be the right preparation for the teams we're playing in the World Cup, so I've been very happy with our planning."
The U.S.' draw in Group A for the U-20 World Cup includes host nation New Zealand, Ukraine and Myanmar.
The top two teams in each of the six groups and the top four third-place squads advance to the round of 16.
The U.S. will open the tournament May 30 against Myanmar before facing New Zealand on June 2 and Ukraine on June 5.
"I think the draw went very well, and it's a draw where we can be successful if we play at the best level possible," Ramos said. "These are teams who have eliminated other great teams to get here, and sometimes just reading the names doesn't do fair justice."
- Mike Fiammetta