T&T 2010 draw approaches

The draw for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Trinidad and Tobago 2010 will take place at the Hyatt Hotel in Port of Spain on Wednesday, 5 May 2010 at 19.00 (11.00 CET). Franz Beckenbauer, Chairman of the FIFA U20 and U17 Women’s World Cup Committee, Jack Warner President of the Trinidad and Tobago Organising Committee and Tatjana Haenni Head of FIFA Women’s Competitions will be in attendance.

The Draw will determine the fixtures for the group stage of the competition, which will be played in Arima/Malabar, Couva, Marabella and Port of Spain In Trinidad and Scarborough in Tobago, from 5 to 25 September 2010.

9 of the 16 teams participating in the tournament are already known : Trinidad and Tobago who have qualified automatically as the host country; Japan, Korea DPR and Korea Republic (Asian zone); Canada and Mexico (North, Central America and Caribbean zone); Brazil, Chile and Venezuela (South American zone). The African Zone will play their final qualification matches until 28th, 29th or 30th May, the European zone from 22 to 26 June; and Oceania zone from 8 to 16 April.

The Draw ceremony will be preceded by a Press Conference in the Hyatt Hotel (Room Diamond and Topaz) at 18.00 during which the Trinidad and Tobago OC, represented by Jack Warner and Even Pellerud, Head Coach of the U17 Women’s Team, and FIFA representatives, Franz Beckenbauer and Tatjana Haenni, will provide an update on the tournament preparations.

Extensive coverage of the Draw and the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Trinidad and Tobago 2010, as well as general background information on the event (match schedules, results, standings, team profiles and reports), will be available on the tournament’s official website: www.FIFA.com/tri2010.