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.
North Harbour Stadium in Auckland will host the first game and final of tournament on 30th may.
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.
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.
FIFA unveiled the official mascot for u20 world cup. A black sheep which is known as Wooliam is the official mascot for competition.
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
- New Zealand
- North Korea
- United States
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.
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|
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.
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.
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|20 June||17:00||Match 52||SF 1 (W) vs SF 2 (W)||North Harbour Stadium, Auckland|