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FIFA U-20 World Cup

The FIFA under 20 World Cup takes place every two years. The 2019 edition is the 22nd and will take place in Poland – who beat India’s bid – between May 23rd and 15th June. England are the defending champions. The English beat Venezuela 1-0 in South Korea two years ago but failed to qualify for Poland. Six venues have been chosen for the 2019 tournament with capacities ranging between approximately 15,000 to 20,000.

Twenty three teams from six confederation have qualified and with the hosts’ automatic qualification will play in six groups of four. The qualification process is via

FIFA Club World Cup

Gianni Infantino wants World Cup and World Club Cup expansion

FIFA has seen the money in the Champions League and has always wanted to add a potentially lucrative club competition to its assets.

The Confederation Cup was an idea that started in 1992 and expanded to eight teams, from four, in 1997. It became a once every four years tournament taking place one year before the World Cup in the same country as the World Cup host. It became a de facto warm up for the World Cup host. Commercially it wasn’t the biggest success and FIFA has now decided

World Cup 2010: Five Players 23 And Under To Keep An Eye On

The following five players are 23 (or under) years old. They are not the biggest names in football but are stars at their clubs and are ready to make an impact. Their young careers suggest a big potential to shine at World Cup 2010 in South Africa.

Marek Hamsik Date of birth: 27 July 1987 Country: Slovakia Club: Napoli

Alexis Sanchez 19 December 1988 Chile Udinese

Mesut Ozil 15 October 1988 Germany Werder Bremen

Luis Suarez 24 January 1987 Uruguay Ajax

Eljero Elia 13 February 1987 The Netherlands Hamburg