For the 17th time, the world's best young footballers go in search of glory at the most important junior tournament of them all, the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The 2009 edition in Egypt from 24 September to 16 October features 24 teams and 504 players, all dreaming of winning the prestigious trophy.
It goes without saying that FIFA.com will be there at all times, keeping fans of the world's favourite game bang up to date, wherever they are on the planet.
"The FIFA U-20 World Cup is a very important tournament, which over the last 30 years, has repeatedly unearthed future stars such as Maradona, Ronaldinho and Messi. I'm certain new talents will be discovered at the 2009 tournament in Egypt," declared FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter on the eve of the second FIFA contest to be held in Egypt, previously host nation for the U-17 tournament in 1997.
Every game live on FIFA.com
In the capital Cairo, and in the other host cities of Ismailia, Port Said, Suez and Alexandria, FIFA.com will be following players, coaches and officials every step of the way. Our articles, interviews, previews and summaries keep you on top of all the latest developments.
As well as the comprehensive reporting you've come to expect from FIFA.com, we're also covering all 52 games on the internet as live streams (available in selected countries and regions), with video highlights of every match shortly after the final whistle. Naturally, our unparalleled MatchCast service features up-to-the-minute information and descriptions of every incident in the match.
In the footsteps of Aguero
Alongside the U-20 crown itself, this edition of the tournament features an array of individual and team awards. After the Final, FIFA.com will unveil the nominations for "Goal of the Tournament" and throw it over to you the fans to cast your votes and decide. Then there's the intriguing matter of who will follow 2007 winners Japan in claiming the FIFA Fair Play award, and which stars will go home with the adidas Golden Ball and Golden Shoe. Or will it be just one individual, as in the 2007 edition in Canada, where Sergio Aguero collected not just a winners' medal, but also both accolades as top scorer and best player at the tournament?
In short, FIFA.com is the place to be for an almost limitless supply of facts, information and opinion about the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2009 in Egypt. Here's to an entertaining and exciting tournament with lots of great goals!
Make sure you're there to live the drama LIVE, in your choice of five languages, when the stars of tomorrow go head-to-head in Egypt!