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Chambeshi, Jere arrive is Suwon for World Cup draws as Italy & England avoid African Champions

Zambia Under 20 national team coach Beston Chambeshi and team manager Daniel Jere have arrived in South Korea ahead of the draws for the FIFA Under 20 World Cup which will be conducted on Wednesday in Suwon.

Zambia, the African Champions have been allocated Pot 3 which will see them avoid the likes of Italy and England in the group stage of the tournament.

Zambia are also likely to avoid South Africa, Guinea and Senegal in the group stage as FIFA have indicated that they will look to avoid pairing teams from the same continentin the draw.

Pot 1 has hosts South Korea plus Portugal, Uruguay, France, USA and Germany.

Korea Republic are in Group A.

Pot 2: Mexico, Argentina, New Zealand, Senegal, Japan, Costa Rica

Pot 3: ZAMBIA, Honduras, England, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Venezuela

Pot 4: Ecuador, South Africa, Iran, Vietnam, Guinea, Vanuatu.


• The four pots representing the teams are labelled Pots 1 to 4.

• The six pots representing the groups/ venues are labelled Groups A to F. In each pot, there are four balls
which contain the position numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 of each respective group.

• The draw starts with Pot 1 and ends with Pot 4. Each pot is completely emptied before moving on to the
next pot.

• A ball from a team pot will be drawn, followed by a ball from one of the groups, thus determining the
position in which the respective team will play


1- In Pot 1, Korea Republic are in a red ball and have been pre-assigned to position A1 as hosts.

2- FIFA’s general principle is to ensure that no group has more than one team from the same confederation are drawn into it.

The draw will be conducted at 3:00PM local time which will be 08:00AM in Lusaka.

The tournament will be played from 20 May to 11 June.

7 Comments to Chambeshi, Jere arrive is Suwon for World Cup draws as Italy & England avoid African Champions

  1. amaafrica says:

    Best of luck to all CAF teams. Go get’em and make Mama Africa proud.
    Remember, 2 years ago all four african teams reached the knock-out stage (Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and Mali). Mali and Senegal eventually reached the semi-finals.

  2. Seen from Afar says:

    The challenge is now on for Zambia to build on the success of the under20. This is what it is all about.

    A side note i hope Kappa or whoever would sign a real sponsorship deal. Maybe we get free jerseys now but what next?

  3. soccerguru says:

    Zamfoot. ….what’s this am hearing about Mayuka being nabbed for being drunk. ….why are u not bringing these issues to light b a Zamfoot. …..ninshi ama rubbish???

    • Nostra says:

      Blame FAZ for neglecting players

    • Tc Soccerman says:

      At 26 years old, one would think that is when he is in prime, but not Zambian player, they are regressing. Same sh!t happened to King David, wasted time in England and in between, good think he came back to his senses and matured and continued to contribute to Zambia team, I hope Mayuka can start to look after himself before its too late. What a let down in my opinion, hoping for the best for him and secure a contract for a team that will help him get better while contributing. Screw Egypt and South Africa.

  4. Amandla says:

    “Quicksilver” I am glad you were a delight to watch in your youthful years at Nkana and because you were very fast Dennis Liwewe coined a name for you, “Quicksilver!” Yes, you could run to the ball no matter how far away it was kicked! Once you got it, it was “WeleeeH” Beston “Quicksilver” Chambeshi! Congratulations for producing a team that is as fast as you coach!

  5. Mwebantu says:

    Zamfoot, thank you for not listening to masters of negativity!

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