The draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 took place on Thursday 11 July at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, where the 24 participating teams learned who their group rivals would be in their quest to become world champions.
Fate decreed that Brazil and Canada would contest the opening game on Saturday 26 October at the Estadio Bezerrao in Gama.
The ceremony was attended by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and FIFA Legends Sonny Anderson and Celestine Babayaro, two veterans of this competition.
“This tournament was very important for our future,” said the Brazilian Anderson. The Nigerian Babayaro, who lifted the trophy in 1993, said, “It’s a great opportunity, which young players should grab with both hands.”