Sport: PNG women to face Brazil in U20 WC opener

12:04 pm on 18 March 2016

Hosts Papua New Guinea have been drawn with Brazil, Sweden and North Korea in Pool A for the upcoming FIFA Under 20 Women's Football World Cup.

PNG will play the first match at the FIFA Under 20 Women's Football World Cup in Port Moresby.

PNG will play the first match at the FIFA Under 20 Women's Football World Cup in Port Moresby. Photo: FIFA/Fotonet

PNG will contest the tournament's opening match against Brazil on 13 November in Port Moresby.

The official draw for the three-week tournament was held at FIFA headquarters in Zurich overnight.

The new FIFA President Gianni Infantino said everything was set for a fantastic event.

"I've been to Papua New Guinea, to Port Moresby. It was a great experience and I can tell you the weather will be beautiful, this is for sure, but what will be even more beautiful is that Papua New Guinea will greet the world and the world will discover Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea will show us what they can do, how they can deliver the full stadia in Port Moresby. Everything is almost ready - there is still a lot of work to be done - but everything will be ready."

The other Oceania nation in the Under 20 World Cup, New Zealand, have been drawn in Pool C alongside France, USA and Ghana, while defending champions Germany will face Venezuela, Mexico and South Korea in Pool D.

New Fifa boss Gianni Infantino

New Fifa boss Gianni Infantino Photo: FIFA

Full draw:

Group A

Papua New Guinea

Brazil

Sweden

Korea DPR

Group B

Spain

Canada

Japan

Nigeria

Group C

France

USA

Ghana

New Zealand

Group D

Germany

Venezuela

Mexico

Korea Republic