The Draw for the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup – Indonesia was made today, revealing the path to glory for the world’s best young players and emerging stars.
Taking place from November 10 to December 2, 2023, the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup will see 24 teams featuring some of the world’s best emerging talent and future superstars take to the pitch in Indonesia.
Qualified teams for the tournament include Argentina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Indonesia (hosts), Iran, Japan, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Senegal, South Korea, Spain, USA, Uzbekistan and Venezuela.
Following today’s draw, hosts Indonesia take their place in Group A, together with Ecuador, Morocco and Panama, and will kick off their campaign on 10 November against Ecuador. Defending champions Brazil were drawn in Group C alongside England, Iran and New Caledonia.
Matches at the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup – Indonesia will take place across four Host Cities – Bandung, Jakarta, Surabaya and Surakarta, with the tournament winners to be crowned in Surakarta on December 2.
The draw was conducted by FIFA Director of Tournaments Jaime Yarza, with former FIFA U-17 World Cup winner Stephen Appiah and Júlio César, who featured in the final of the 1995 edition, acting as draw assistants.
🏆 The stage is set.
👀 Which nation will lift the FIFA #U17WC trophy in Indonesia?
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