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
• 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.
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