FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter will attend the official opening of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013, with the opening game Cuba - Korea Republic, as well as the game between Nigeria and Portugal, to be played in Kayseri on Friday 21 June.

“The FIFA U-20 World Cup is the second oldest FIFA tournament, one of the most important within FIFA’s competitions, involving 24 teams, and where so many future footballing talents are revealed. As FIFA President, I consider it important to be there when the action starts,” commented President Blatter, who will then return to Brazil for the final week of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.