July 6, 2012
LUCK OF THE DRAW
U.S. U17 Women to face France, Gambia, N.Korea at World Cup
BAKU, Azerbaijan - The U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team will face France, Gambia and Korea DPR in Group B at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, taking place at six stadiums in Azerbaijan from Sept. 22-Oct. 13.
The Final Draw took place at the International Mugam Centre in Azerbaijan's capital city of Baku on Friday morning Eastern Time.
CONCACAF champion USA, host Azerbaijan, European champion Germany and Asian champion Japan earned seeds. In Group A, Azerbaijan drew Colombia, Nigeria and Canada. Group C features Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Brazil. Group D features Germany, Uruguay, China PR and Ghana.
The U.S. plays its first Group B match at Lankaran Stadium in Lankaran, opening its tournament on Sept. 22 against France (1 p.m. local / 3 a.m. CT) before facing Gambia on Sept. 25 (5 p.m. local / 7 a.m. CT) at Dalga Arena in Baku. The USA will finish group play on Sept. 29 against Korea DPR (5 p.m. local / 7 a.m. CT) at Bayil Stadium in Baku. Lankaran Stadium features a grass field, but both Dalga Arena and Bayil Stadium have artificial turf surfaces.
2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Group A (Baku, Lankaran):
Group B (Baku, Lankaran):
Korea DPR (North Korea)
Group C (Baku):
Group D (Baku, Lankaran):