JORDAN READY FOR FIFA U-17 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP DRAW
May 29, 2016
The draw for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will be held in Amman on Monday evening with live coverage to be broadcast across the globe.
All eyes will be on Jordan as 16 nations await to see who they will be grouped with for the tournament which takes place across Jordan from September 30.
Jordan, as the host nation, has been placed into Pot 1 alongside Japan, Germany and North Korea; Pot 2 includes Nigeria, Spain, Venezuela and Ghana; Pot 3 has Canada, USA, Mexico and Brazil while Pot 4 contains New Zealand, England, Paraguay and Cameroon.
The teams have been seeded based on the results from their previous tournament appearances and to ensure it is truly a global flavour, balls will be redrawn to ensure no group has more than one team from the same confederation. So for example, Brazil would not be drawn in the same group as Paraguay as both are from South America.
The add to the occasion, organisers have revealed that four female Jordanian sporting icons will be assisting the draw. They are wheelchair Paralympian Maha Bargouti, taekwondo champion Dana Touran, national football team star Stephanie Al Naber and former gymnastic champion and current national team defender Yasmeen Khair.
The draw will start at 6pm in the Al Hussein Cultural Centre with live coverage on BeIn Sports’ Free Channel.