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With the last two winners poised to face off in group stage, the draw sets out the road to triumph.

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup Indonesia 2023 draw has been held
  • Past two champions – Brazil and England – will face off in group stage
  • Competition will take place from 10 November-2 December 2023

On Friday, September 15, the draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Indonesia 2023TM took conducted.

Assisting Jaime Yarza, Director of FIFA Tournaments, in conducting the draw were former FIFA U-17 World Cup champion Stephen Appiah and finalist Julio Cesar.

The tournament’s opening match will be played between hosts Indonesia and Ecuador, while the group-stage draw also produced a tantalising matchup between Brazil and England, the previous two tournament champions. The complete draw is listed below.

Group A

Indonesia

Ecuador

Panama

Morocco

Group B

Spain

Canada

Mali

Uzbekistan

Group C

Brazil

IR Iran

New Caledonia

England

Group D

Japan

Poland

Argentina

Senegal

Group E

France

Burkina Faso

Korea Republic

USA

Group F

Mexico

 Germany

Venezuela

New Zealand

Match schedule

Click here to view the full U-17 World Cup match schedule.

Format

The 24 countries were divided into six groups of four. The top four teams from each group, together with the top two teams in each group, advance to the knockout round. A round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, a match for third place, and the championship match will follow.

Host cities confirmed

Surabaya, Surakarta, Jakarta, and Bandung will be the four host cities for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Indonesia 2023. On December 2, the tournament champions will be announced in Surakarta.

Tickets

Tickets for the U-17 World Cup will go on sale at 10am CEST on Saturday, 16 September.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Previous U-17 World Cup winners

1985: Nigeria

1987: Soviet Union

1989: Saudi Arabia

1991: Ghana

1993: Nigeria

1995: Ghana

1997: Brazil

1999: Brazil

 2001: France

 2003: Brazil

2005: Mexico

2007: Nigeria

2009: Switzerland

2011: Mexico

2013: Nigeria

 2015: Nigeria

 2017: England

2019: Brazil

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