Trinidad & Tobago kick off against Croatia on 13 September
Host nation Trinidad & Tobago and Croatia will kick-off the opening match of the FIFA U-17 World Championship in Port of Spain on 13 September.
The final draw ceremony, hosted by FIFA General Secretary Michel Zen-Ruffinen under the chairmanship of CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner, produced some exciting matchups.
With Trinidad & Tobago and Croatia in the opening game, Group A will also see a rematch of the 1999 final between current South American and defending world champions Brazil and current Oceania champions Australia.
The United States, in Group B, are back for their record ninth consecutive U-17 championship, continuing their streak of being the only team to qualify for every FIFA U-17 (and formerly U-16) World Championship. Playing in Bacolet, the USA will face European finalists France, African champions Nigeria and Japan.
European champions Spain will face Asian champions Oman, Argentina and Burkina Faso in Group C in Couva and Marabella, while Group D, in Malabar, is composed of Mali, Paraguay, Iran and Costa Rica.