All you need to know about 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
International Edition By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 22/10/2019
The 2019 Under-17 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil on Saturday, October 26, with the opening fixture bringing together the hosts against Canada. South America nations replaced original hosts Peru in March this year and has opted to bring this tournament to the inland cities of Goiania and Brasilia, as well as Cariacica on the outskirts of the coastal city of Vitoria, giving these areas a chance to host a global soccer tournament.All 24 countries have released the squads that will represent them in the competition, which will bring together a total of 504 players in Brazil but 2017 winner England failed to qualify for this year's tournament so there will be a new champion in the Samba nation on November 17.
The 18th edition will the most successful side Nigeria in the competition, having won it five times including back-to-back wins in 2013 and 2015 and also been runners up three times but failed to qualify last time out in 2017.