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2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup at New Zealand

The 20th edition of Fifa Under-20 world cup is also known as 2015 FIFA U-20 World cup which is scheduled to be held in New Zealand from 30 May to 20 June. This is the first occasion for New Zealand to host u-20 football world cup. 24 teams will be participating in the tournament. Seven cities will host Fifa U-20 world cup 2015.

FIFA u-20 world cup 2015 at New Zealand.

North Harbour Stadium in Auckland will host the first game and final of tournament on 30th may.

Host Selection

Four countries Peru, Wales, New Zealand and Tunisia bid for 2015 FIFA u-20 world cup. On 3 March, 2011 Federation International de Football Association declared that New Zealand will be hosting the tournament.

Venues

There are 7 cities in New Zealand which will host the under-20 world cup. Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton, Dunedin, Whangarei and New Plymouth will hold the tournament.

Mascot

FIFA unveiled the official mascot for u20 world cup. A black sheep which is known as Wooliam is the official mascot for competition.

Qualified teams

New Zealand is hosting the competition hence they have already qualified for the main event. Rest 23 teams will come from various qualification tournaments.

Current qualified teams

  1. New Zealand
  2. Myanmar
  3. North Korea
  4. Qatar
  5. Uzbekistan
  6. Fiji
  7. Austria
  8. Hungary
  9. Germany
  10. Serbia
  11. Portugal
  12. Ukraine
  13. Honduras
  14. Mexico
  15. Panama
  16. United States
  17. Argentina
  18. Brazil
  19. Colombia
  20. Uruguay
  21. Ghana
  22. Senegal
  23. Mali
  24. Nigeria

Draw

The draw for 2015 FIFA U-20 world cup is scheduled to take place on 10 February at Auckland. It will start at 17:30 local time in SKYCITY Convention Centre. Live stream can be watched online on Youtube.

Groups

All participating 24 teams are categorized into 6 groups. Each group consists 4 teams. Hosts New Zealand is placed in group A of FIFA U-20 world cup 2015.

Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F
New Zealand Argentina Qatar Mexico Nigeria Germany
Ukraine Panama Colombia Mali Brazil Fiji
USA Ghana Portugal Uruguay Korea DPR Uzbekistan
Myanmar Austria Senegal Serbia Hungary Honduras

Squads

Each participating team will have to disclose 21 man squad for the tournament before FIFA’s declared deadline. Every squad will consist 3 goal-keepers.

Schedule

The opening match of FIFA U-20 world cup is scheduled for 30 May 2015 in which hosts New Zealand will face Ukraine at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland.

Group Stage

DATE TIME MATCH FIXTURE VENUE
30 May 13:00 Match 1 New Zealands vs Ukraine North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
30 May 16:00 Match 2 United States vs Myanmar Northland Events Centre, Whangarei
30 May 16:00 Match 3 Argentina vs Panama Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
30 May 19:00 Match 4 Ghana vs Austria Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
31 May 13:00 Match 5 Qatar vs Colombia Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
31 May 16:00 Match 6 Portugal vs Senegal Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
31 May 13:00 Match 7 Mexico vs Mali Otago Stadium, Dunedin
31 May 16:00 Match 8 Uruguay vs Serbia Otago Stadium, Dunedin
1 June 13:00 Match 9 Nigeria vs Brazil Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth
1 June 16:00 Match 10 North Korea vs Hungary Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth
1 June 13:00 Match 11 Germany vs Fiji Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch
1 June 16:00 Match 12 Uzbekistan vs Honduras Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch
2 June 13:00 Match 13 Myanmar vs Ukraine Northland Events Centre, Whangarei
2 June 19:00 Match 14 New Zealand vs United States North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
2 June 16:00 Match 15 Argentina vs Ghana Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
2 June 19:00 Match 16 Austria vs Panama Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
3 June 16:00 Match 17 Qatar vs Portugal Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
3 June 19:00 Match 18 Senegal vs Colombia Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
3 June 16:00 Match 19 Mexico vs Uruguay Otago Stadium, Dunedin
3 June 19:00 Match 20 Serbia vs Mali Otago Stadium, Dunedin
4 June 16:00 Match 21 Nigeria vs North Korea Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth
4 June 19:00 Match 22 Hungary vs Brazil Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth
4 June 16:00 Match 23 Germany vs Uzbekistan Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch
4 June 19:00 Match 24 Honduras vs Fiji Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch
5 June 19:00 Match 25 Myanmar vs New Zealand Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
5 June 19:00 Match 26 Ukraine vs United States North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
5 June 16:00 Match 27 Austria vs Argentina Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
5 June 16:00 Match 28 Panama vs Ghana North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
6 June 13:00 Match 29 Senegal vs Qatar Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
6 June 13:00 Match 30 Colombia vs Portugal Otago Stadium, Dunedin
6 June 16:00 Match 31 Serbia vs Mexico Otago Stadium, Dunedin
6 June 16:00 Match 32 Mali vs Uruguay Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
7 June 17:00 Match 33 Hungary vs Nigeria Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth
7 June 17:00 Match 34 Brazil vs North Korea Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch
7 June 14:00 Match 35 Honduras vs Germany Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch
7 June 14:00 Match 36 Fiji vs Uzbekistan Northland Events Centre, Whangarei

Knockout Stage

Round of 16

10 June 16:00 Match 37 Group B (W) vs 3rd Group A / C / D Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
10 June 16:00 Match 38 Group D (W) vs 3rd Group B / E / F Otago Stadium, Dunedin
10 June 19:30 Match 39 Group A (R) vs Group C (R) Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
10 June 19:30 Match 40 Group A (W) vs 3rd Group C / D / E North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
11 June 19:30 Match 41 Group F (W) vs Group E (R) Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch
11 June 16:00 Match 42 Group B (R) vs Group F (R) Northland Events Centre, Whangarei
11 June 19:30 Match 43 Group C (W) vs 3rd Group A / B / F Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
11 June 19:30 Match 44 Group E (W) vs Group D (R) Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth

Quarter-finals

14 June 13:00 Match 45 Match 44 (W) vs Match 43 (W) Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
14 June 13:00 Match 46 Match 37 (W) vs Match 41 (W) Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch
14 June 16:30 Match 47 Match 39 (W) vs Match 38 (W) North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
14 June 16:30 Match 48 Match 42 (W) vs Match 40 (W) Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington

Semi-finals

17 June 16:00 Match 49 Q1 (W) vs Q4 (W) Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch
17 June 19:30 Match 50 Q2 (W) vs Q3 (W) North Harbour Stadium, Auckland

Third Place Match

20 June 13:30 Match 51 SF 1 (L) vs SF 2 (L) North Harbour Stadium, Auckland

Final

20 June 17:00 Match 52 SF 1 (W) vs SF 2 (W) North Harbour Stadium, Auckland

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