Tuesday 12 September 2023, 09:00

FIFA U-17 World Cup Indonesia 2023™ Draw - Watch Live

  • The U-17 World Cup draw will take place on Friday, 15 September

  • You can watch the draw live with FIFA

  • Tournament is being hosted by Indonesia and begins on 10 November

When is the draw?

The draw will take place on Friday, 15 September at 16:00 CEST.

How can I watch the draw?

The draw will be streamed live and across the world on FIFA's digital platforms. FIFA’s broadcast partners in Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Spain, Sub-Sahara Africa, Togo and Venezuela will also transmit the Draw either on TV or on their digital platforms.

Who has qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2023?

Argentina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Indonesia, IR Iran, Japan, Korea Republic, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Senegal, Spain, USA, Uzbekistan, Venezuela. 

How will the draw work?

The 24 nations will be drawn into six groups of four. The teams have been split into four pots, and one team from each pot will be drawn into each group. Teams have been allocated pots on a points-system based their performances at the past five U-17 World Cups, with five bonus points added to each of the confederation’s current champions that won their qualifying tournament for the 2023 edition. Indonesia have automatically been placed into Pot 1 as hosts. FIFA’s general principle is to ensure no group has more than one team from the same confederation drawn into it. The draw will be conducted by Jaime Yarza, Director FIFA Tournaments, with Stephen Appiah and Julio Cesar - a former FIFA U-17 World Cup champion and finalist respectively - acting as assistants.

The pots are as follows:

Pot 1: Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, France, Spain, Japan

Pot 2: Germany, Mali, England, Korea Republic, Argentina, Ecuador

Pot 3: New Zealand, IR Iran, Senegal, USA, Uzbekistan, Morocco

Pot 4: Canada, New Caledonia, Panama, Venezuela, Poland, Burkina Faso Click here to view the full FIFA U-17 World Cup 2023 draw procedure document

 What is the tournament's format?

The top two in each of the six groups, along with the four best third-placed teams, will reach the knockout phase. Thereafter, a round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals, a third-place play-off and final will unfold.