Poland 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup: FIFA legends Bebeto and Fernando Couto to decide fate of 24 qualified countries

FIFA Legends Bebeto and Fernando Couto will decide the fate of the 24 qualified countries for the Poland 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup as they join the stage for the Official Draw in Gdynia, Poland, on Sunday, February 24.

Bebeto, a winner of the FIFA World Cup in 1994 and the FIFA U-20 World Cup 1983, and Couto, who won the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 1989, will be the draw assistants for the ceremony in Gdynia Arena.

Based on a ranking built on past sporting performance, the 24 qualified teams have been allocated to four pots of six teams as follows:

Pot 1: Poland, Portugal, Uruguay, France, USA, Mexico

Pot 2: Mali, Nigeria, New Zealand, Colombia, Korea Republic, Italy

Pot 3: Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Argentina, Ecuador, Ukraine, Honduras

Pot 4: Japan, South Africa, Panama, Norway, Qatar, Tahiti

Hosts Poland will be pre-assigned to position A1 and play all their group matches in Lodz.
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