12th FIFA U-20 World Cup
Formerly known as the FIFA World Youth Championship, we will be witnessing the history when the youth from all over the world take on the field to fight for the glory; to fight for the FIFA U-20 World Cup this month. It does not get bigger than this. This year’s FIFA U-20 World Championship will be hosted in New Zealand and the matches will be played in seven different cities.
The FIFA U-20 World Cup will start from the 30th of May and will conclude on the 20th of June with 24 teams participating in the tournament. However it’s a shame that the defending champions France will not be able to repeat the heroics of 2013 Istanbul when it overcame Uruguay in the final after a penalty shootout, after they became the fourth consecutive country that failed to quality to the main stages.
Restrictions on the FIFA U-20 World Championship
While the fans in the host country will be swooning about the live football action from the stadiums, half the world will be put to sleep due to the geo-restrictions on many of the channels broadcasting the FIFA U-20 World Cup. It won’t matter even if you tried using your cable subscriptions because the channels won’t be available for live streaming.
However, we can guide you as to how you can still watch the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup without encountering any problem or trouble. Since, majority of the matches will be streamed online, we will advise our readers to get their PCs, laptops, tabs, iPads, iPhones and other smartphones connected with a VPN. A VPN will hide their original IP address, giving them a fresh look on the internet, making them eligible to watch all the matches of the FIFA under 20 World Cup with ease.
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FIFA World Cup Qualifying Teams
Teams from all over the world, from six different continents are participating in the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Four teams each have qualified from the Asian, African, European, Caribbean & North American and South American region whereas only one has qualified from the Oceania, while New Zealand has made a direct entry into the main stage because it is the host country.
The qualified teams from the Asian region are Myanmar, North Korea, Qatar and Uzbekistan. From the African region Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal have emerged as the FIFA under 20 World Cup 2015 qualifying teams. Honduras, Mexico, America and Panama have qualified from the Caribbean, North & Central American region.
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay have come out as the qualifiers from the South American region, whereas only Fiji has made an entry alongside New Zealand from the Oceania. Austria, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Serbia and Ukraine have qualified from the European regions.
FIFA U-20 World Cup Schedule
The matches of the first stage will be played from 30th of May till 07th of June, after which the second stage will start with the Round of 16 from 10th of June till the 11th of June. The quarter finals will be played on 14th of June, with the semi-finals to be scheduled on the 17th of June. The play-off for third place and the final are scheduled to be played on 20th June, 2015.
With the FIFA U-20 World Cup starting in a week, the excitement is already all-time high. Of course, we won’t be witnessing the magic of Messi and Ronaldo, but we will be looking at the future superstars who will fight hard to catch the eye of their selectors and fans. It may not be a star-studded tournament, but it is one that promises to be an absolute thriller.
Make sure you are free and have a sound VPN connection by your side because watching the FIFA U-20 World Cup is definitely worth it.