The Draw for the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup was held today at the Teatro Nacional in San José, revealing the pathway to glory for the 16 participating teams and fans around the world.
With the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup fast approaching, some of the world’s best young players and future superstars of the women’s game will take to the field at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica from August 10 to 28.
Hosts Costa Rica will kick off their campaign and the tournament against 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosts Australia, and will be joined by Brazil and Spain in Group A. Reigning champions, Japan, were drawn in Group D together with Netherlands, Ghana and USA.
As the first FIFA draw to be live-streamed on FIFA+, the star-studded event featured a celebration of women’s football and Costa Rican culture, as well as messages from President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Mr Carlos Alvarado Quesada, FEDEFUTBOL President, Rodolfo Villalobos, and FIFA President, Gianni Infantino.
Athlete and TV presenter Johanna Solano, presented the draw and was joined by Costa Rican football icons Shirley Cruz and Paulo César Wanchope along with draw conductor Jaime Yarza, FIFA’s Director of Tournaments.