The Under 17 World Cup was drawn and the Argentine National Team already knows its rivals

The Under 17 World Cup was drawn and the Argentine National Team already knows its rivals

The FIFA today the raffle was held U-17 World Cupin which the Argentine national team will be part of the Group D and will be measured against Japan, Poland and Senegalin search of the only title missing from its rich history.

The event took place at the headquarters of the FIFA in Zurich, Swiss. The draw was conducted by Jaime Yarzadirector of the world football regulatory body, in the company of two former footballers who shone in this division: the Ghanaian Stephen Appiah (1995 world champion) and the Brazilian Julius Caesar (runner-up that same year).

The Argentine national team what commands Diego Placente seconded by Pablo Aimarwill arrive at the youth event as one of the favorites due to the potential of its players.

The Albiceleste shared the Drum 2 with Germany, Mali, England, South Korea and Ecuadorwhich resulted in not having to face those teams in the Group Stage.

The contest will be made up of 24 countries, which were distributed into six groups of four. The general principle of FIFA was to ensure that there were no groups with teams from the same confederation.

Teams were assigned to pots based on a points system based on performances in the last five editions of the U-17 World Cupwith five bonus points for each team that has won its ticket as champion of its confederation.

The first two from each of the six groups and the four best third parties will advance to the direct knockout phase. From there, round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, match for third place and final.

He U-17 World Cup It will be held in Indonesia, between November 10 and December 2, 2023. The venue was going to be Peru, but FIFA withdrew the rights because it stated that the country’s inability to fulfill its commitments and complete the necessary infrastructure to play the tournament was “clear.” The courts where the tournament will be played will be in Jakarta, Surabaya, Surakarta and Bandung.

One of the great absentees of the edition 2023 be Nigeriatop winner in the history of the category tournament with five titles in 18 editions.

The best results of Argentina were given in 1991, 1995 and 2003 with the third places he achieved. Two more times he faced the match to gain access to the last step of the podium, but fell to Burkina Faso (2001) and Sweden (2013). The representatives Under 17 They come from being left out in the round of 16 in the 2019 (they fell before Paraguay) and saying goodbye in the group stage of the 2015in addition to not having obtained the ticket for the appointment of 2017.

The National selection will have promises of the stature of Claudio Diablito Echeverri (River), Gianluca Prestianni (Vélez), Santiago López (Independiente), Franco Mastantuono (River) or Agustín Ruberto (River). In addition, they will have the Brazilian in their ranks Felipe Rodríguez Gentile “Felipinho” and spanish Mateo Sciancalepore.

The Brazilian forward currently plays for the Preston North End which leads the English second division and has already debuted in friendly matches, added several presences on the substitute bench although it has not yet officially entered. The attacker of Spanishwho recently renewed his contract until 2026, had already been called up for the national youth team last year.

The following are the Groups of the Indonesia Under 17 World Cup:

Group A: Indonesia, Ecuador, Panama and Morocco.

Group B: Spain, Canada, Mali and Uzbekistan.

Group C: Brazil, Iran, New Caledonia and England.

Group D: Japan, Poland, Argentina and Senegal.

Group E: France, Burkina Faso, South Korea and the United States.

Group F: Mexico, Germany, Venezuela and New Zealand.

Source: Ambito

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