The draw ceremony for the groups of next January’s FIFA/Confederations’ Cup has been re-scheduled for 4 October 1998. It will take place in Mexico City and be attended by the FIFA President, Joseph S. Blatter, and other guests including Mexican Federation President Enrique Borja and local organising committee chairman Alejandro Burillo.
The draw ceremony will be broadcast live on television from the Televisa San Angel studios in Mexico City, beginning at 11.00 hours local time.
The FIFA/Confederations’ Cup is scheduled to take place from 8 to 20 January 1999. The eight teams participating are Mexico, the United States, Brazil, Bolivia, France, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the winners of the current Oceania Nations Cup being played in Brisbane, Australia.
The eight teams will be drawn into two groups. Group A will include Mexico, while the Cup-holders Brazil are seeded to play in Group B.
Group A will play in the Guillermo Cañedo Stadium (the former Azteca Stadium) in Mexico City, scene of the 1970 and 1986 World Cup Finals. Group B will play either in the Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, the Universitario in Monterrey or La Corregidora in Queretaro, all stadiums used for the 1986 World Cup. The stadium will be selected next week by the LOC in consultation with FIFA, and according to the facilities available.
Media please note: Media representatives wishing to attend the draw ceremony are kindly asked to contact Octavio Fernandez (tel. +52 (5) 202-6261, fax +52 (5) 202-6127).