A global audience will watch the live draw for November’s FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup in the early hours of Saturday September 16 (NZT).
The draw, from FIFA’s Zurich headquarters, will be streamed live and across the world on FIFA’s digital platforms. FIFA’s broadcast partners in Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Spain, Sub-Sahara Africa, Togo and Venezuela will also transmit the draw either on TV or on their digital platforms.
New Zealand will learn their group opponents at the 24-team tournament to be held in Indonesia from November 10 to December 2, 2023.
Watch the draw here
Seeding of teams
Teams will be drawn into six groups of four, with teams seeded into four pots for the draw.
The pots are:
Pot 1: Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, France, Spain, Japan
Pot 2: Germany, Mali, England, Korea Republic, Argentina, Ecuador
Pot 3: New Zealand, IR Iran, Senegal, USA, Uzbekistan, Morocco
Pot 4: Canada, New Caledonia, Panama, Venezuela, Poland, Burkina Faso
Teams were allocated pots on a points system based on their performances at the past five U-17 World Cups, with five bonus points added to each of the confederation’s current champions that won their qualifying tournament for the 2023 edition.
Indonesia are automatically placed in Pot 1 as hosts.
FIFA’s general principle is to ensure no group has more than one team from the same confederation drawn into it.