FIFA’s Under 17 Football World Cup will be hosted by United Arab Emirates in 2013. The event is scheduled to take place from the 17th of October and will go on till the 18th of November. This year there are around 24 international teams competing for the title of Under 17 World Cup Champion. According to the FIFA website 52 matches will be played during the course of the three weeks that the World Cup will be held.
The UAE has planned for this event since 2012 and there are six stadiums that will host the matches scheduled including Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Fujairah Stadium and Al- Ain Emirates Stadium. National teams representing the African region are Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Morocco and Tunisia, while strong teams from the Asian region include Uzbekistan, Japan, Iraq and UAE are hoping to give it their best at this year’s tournament.
From the qualifying rounds the one team that represents Oceania is New Zealand and it will be interesting to see how they perform in the matches. All football fans are looking forward to the South American line up this year with football powerhouses the likes of Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Uruguay all making it through the qualifying rounds.
European football teams include Italy, Slovakia, Croatia, Russia, Sweden and Austria though England is a notable absence. North and Central American teams have some great players coming in with Mexico, Honduras and Panama all promising to bring their “A game” for the tournament this year.
What is attractive about the Under 17 FIFA World Cup is that it introduces new talent and provides a platform for rising football stars. Most of the players go on to play professionally in the national teams and at the Under 17 tournament you can catch a glimpse of these players and their skills.
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