New Zealand will face Mexico, Germany and Venezuela in their group at November’s FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup in Indonesia.
This follows the draw made for the 24-team tournament to be played from November 10 till December 2, 2023.
New Zealand’s games in Group F will be staged at the 30,000-capacity Si Jalak Harupat Stadium in Bandung.
Game to be played on Sunday November 12, 2023
New Zealand v Venezuela
Si Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung (10pm, NZT)
Game to be played on Thursday November 16, 2023 (NZT)
New Zealand v Germany
Si Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung (1am, NZT)
Game to be played on Saturday November 18, 2023
New Zealand v Mexico
Si Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung (10pm NZT)
Venezuela qualified as one of four teams to progress from the 2023 South American U-17 Championship. This will be their second appearance at an U-17 World Cup. They failed to get out of their group at the 2013 tournament.
Germany were one of five European teams to qualify through the UEFA European Championship.
The Germans await their 11th appearance at an U-17 World Cup. Germany have never won the tournament but finished runners-up in 1985.
Mexico reached the Indonesia tournament via the CONCACAF U-17 Championship, and will play at their 15th U-17 World Cup. They were champions in 2005 and 2011.
New Zealand are going to the U-17 World Cup for the 10th time. Their best performances were in 2009, 2011 and 2015 when they reached the round of 16.
The 24 nations have been split into six groups of four. The top two in each group, along with the four best third-placed teams, will reach the knockout phase.
The knockout stage will have a round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals, a third-place play-off and final, where the winners will be crowned in Surakarta.
Tickets will go on sale from September 17, 2023 (NZT).
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