AUCKLAND: The draw for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 has taken place at the SKYCITY Convention Centre in Auckland, mapping out the group-stage challenge for each of the 24 teams involved.
Hosts New Zealand will take on Ukraine in the opening match on 30 May, this in a section that also includes USA and debutants Myanmar.
As for the tournament’s other first-timers, Fiji, they face a demanding debut in the U-20 showpiece, with their first match a baptism of fire against European champions Germany.
The 20th edition of the tournament will be played in seven venues across New Zealand from 30 May to 20 June 2015.
The results of the draw and general background information on the event including the match schedule, team profiles and reports, can be found here on the competition’s official website FIFA.com.
In addition, media representatives will find statements from the team representatives and photos in the dedicated section on the FIFA Media Channel: http://media.FIFA.com. The photos, the source of which (“FIFA U-20 World Cup – LOC”) must be clearly acknowledged, can be used for editorial purposes only in relation to the FIFA U-20 World Cup.