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FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Russia 2006: Russia to meet Brazil in tournament opening match

The Official Draw for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Russia 2006 took place following a colourful performance of music and dance in the historic Moscow City Hall today (Saturday, 22 April), pitting hosts Russia against Brazil in the official opener of the tournament on 17 August in St. Petersburg.

For complete results of the draw, please visit FIFA.com ( click here ).

The competition, which will take place between 17 August and 3 September 2006, will be played in four stadiums in Moscow (Dinamo, Lokomotiv, Podmoskovie and Torpedo) as well as one in St. Petersburg (Petrovsky) and will feature the top 16 U-20 women's teams from across all six confederations:

AFC (3 slots): China PR, Korea DPR and Australia CAF (2 slots): Nigeria and Congo CONCACAF (3 slots): USA, Canada and Mexico CONMEBOL (2 slots:) Brazil and Argentina OFC (1 slot): New Zealand UEFA (host + 4 slots): Russia, France, Germany, Finland and Switzerland

For full competition details, team profiles and more, please visit the official website of the competition on FIFA.com ( click here ).