As it prepares to host its first official FIFA competition, Turkey and its fanatical football supporters are promising to stage quite a show at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which begins this Friday. And you will be able to follow all the action at the world’s most important youth competition right here at

We will be at each of the seven venues to bring you all the news on the 24 nations taking part. Before the ball even starts rolling, you can check out their team pages, which are complete with an extensive profile, match record and a squad list featuring the names of the players who will be on show in Turkey.

Throughout the tournament, we will be bringing you a host of special features as well as match reaction, facts and figures and exclusive interviews. Our increasingly interactive Live Matchcast will also be covering each game in what promises to be an intense four weeks of top-class football action.

Complementing our coverage will be extensive photo galleries giving you the inside view on the tournament, with images from team training camps and the dressing rooms through to post-match celebrations. And to take you even closer to the heart of the action and the unique atmosphere created by the Turkish fans, we will also be offering special highlights packages of each and every one of the 52 games.

Soccer and the sights
Visiting Turkey is sure to be an unforgettable experience for the many players who are about to get their first taste of a major FIFA tournament. And if you are planning a trip to the country in the next few weeks, then why not click on the link on the right-hand side and check our easy-to-use ticket site for information on how to pick up tickets to the games before you even travel.

The 19th FIFA U-20 World Cup promises to be one of the best yet. As FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter said: “This is the first FIFA tournament to be staged in Turkey and we have very high expectations. We are confident it will be a great event.”

All you need to do is make sure you are part of it.