FIFA U17 WORLD CUP Kenya’s Junior Starlets awaits draw for World Cup after historic success

Kenya eagerly anticipates discovering their opponents in the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, with the draw scheduled for Sunday, June 23, 2024 from 12:30 am EAT.

The draw is to take place in the host nation, the Dominican Republic. Kenya achieved a significant milestone by securing their maiden appearance on the global stage, following impressive aggregate victories of 3-0 over Ethiopia and 5-0 over Burundi.

Kenya joined an esteemed group for the eighth edition of the U17 Women’s World Cup making up the trio representing Africa alongside Nigeria, and Zambia.

Notably, former champions Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Japan, and Spain will also participate in this year’s tournament. Other contenders include hosts Dominican Republic, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, England, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, and the USA.

The 16 participating teams will be divided into four groups of four. The top two teams from each group will advance to the quarter-finals. This stage will be followed by the semi-finals, a match for third place, and the final.

Kenya has been placed in Pot 4 for the upcoming U17 Women’s World Cup draw on Saturday.

Pot 1: Dominican Republic (hosts), Spain, Japan, Korea DPR

Pot 2: Brazil, USA, Mexico, New Zealand

Pot 3: Nigeria, Colombia, England, Zambia

Pot 4: Kenya, Korea Republic, Poland, Ecuador


Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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