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Alba Iulia
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

2017 FIFA U20 World Cup draw looms for Zambia

Sports 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup draw looms for Zambia

Beston Chambeshi and his 2017 U20 AFCON winning team will know their 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup opponents on Wednesday.

The draws for the tournament that South Korea will host from May 20 to June 11 will be made on March 15 in Suwon where the final will be played.

24 nations that include record six-time champions Argentina and Portugal, the tournament’s second most successful side with two honours, will go into the draws.

Zambia are in Pot 3 together with England, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Honduras who they will avoid in the preliminaries.

Pot 1 with have Portugal, 198 champions Germany, 2013 winners France, USA and hosts South Korea.

Argentina are in Pot 2 together with New Zealand, Costa Rica, Mexico, Japan and 2017 U20 AFCON losing finalists Senegal.

Senegal are the highest ranked team from the four CAF representatives after also finishing runners-up in 2015 as hosts.

South Africa and Guinea will be drawn in the last Pot 4 that also includes Vanuatu, Iran, Ecuador and Vietnam.

The draws procedure will see Pot 1 teams drawn as top seeds and allocated respective venues.

For example South Korea are already drawn as A1 and will lead Group A.

The remaining teams will be drawn by each stage of the seedings and will be placed in respective sequence as Pot 1 teams were also earlier drawn.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. When I was in secondary I read Times of Zambia and Zambia Daily Mail to learn and improve my English. They were good and it worked for me. I feel sorry for the young ones (if any)who would read Lusaka Times to improve their English. Many careless mistakes. Lusaka Times, please carefully proof read your articles for correctness of spellings and grammar. Having said this and despite your grammatical and spelling challenges, you try to keep us informed.

    • @Patroit, English is not that an important language. They do this tax free, and they have to sound PFsh or they will shut like everybody else. You see how much we shouted over violent Kaiser, LT ali nandwiiiiii. Bu patriotic.
      We are taking it to FIFA, we human rights activists.

    • What if they (LT) are on the ground trying to establish what exactly happened? It should not take you guys to fart for them to post things hurriedly. That is why they make a lot of mistakes (grammar)!

    • @Zed Patriot

      Which good English are u boasting about when it’s just shallow? Grammatical errors is too general. If you’re really good @English you may have specifically classified the erros lexically or semantically!

  2. African teams should have partnered with Senegalese to do anything it would do to bring cup to Africa. Unfortunately, these PF government want to monopolize juju.

  3. Every team ought to be ready to face whichever team they will be drawn with. The Tupolopolo’s mantle will once again be tested in South Korea when they meet World class teams in the likes of Portugal, Argentina, etc. The boys need a bit of sports and exercise psychology, and counselling to prepare them mentally. They have the ability to make wonders wherever they can go and whichever team they can be paired with. Well, best wishes to the junior copper bullets as they take on another step in their sports career. Pyooo………..!

  4. Every team ought to be ready to face whichever team they will be drawn with. The Tupolopolo’s mantle will once again be tested in South Korea when they meet World class teams in the likes of Portugal, Argentina, etc. The boys need a bit of sports and exercise psychology, and counselling to prepare them mentally. They have the ability to make wonders wherever they can go and whichever team they can be paired with. Well, best wishes to the junior copper bullets as they take on another step in their sports career. Pyooo………..!

  5. @Nostradamus I hear you that they have to do it PFsh so I won’t complain again though this PFsh way of doing things is taking us down the drain.

  6. This is the worst sports article i have ever read. No need of giving us procedures for teams selection, better wait for results and give a summary of the opponents

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