FIFA Under-20 World Cup 2023 Schedule, Format and TV Coverage

FIFA under-20 World Cup 2023 schedule, format and TV coverage.
FIFA under-20 World Cup 2023 schedule, format and TV coverage. / (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Soccer fans are in for a treat as the FIFA under-20 World Cup prepares to kick off later this week. Two dozen of the world's top national teams will battle it out in Argentina for a shot at the 2023 title.

Here's everything you need to know before the event begins.

FIFA Under-20 World Cup Format

The FIFA under-20 World Cup is a biennial (once every two years) international tournament that currenly features 24 nations. Participating teams hail from the six soccer confederations: Asia (AFC), Africa (CAF), Central/North America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF), South America (CONMEBOL), Oceania (OFC) and Europe (UEFA).

Once again, the event begins with the Group Stage in 2023. The 24 participating nations are split into six groups, and each team will play against its three other group members once.

After these initial three matches, the top two teams from each group, plus the four best third-place squads, will advance to the Round of 16. Each round from this point on is single-elimination, though the two losers during the semifinal stage will square off in the third-place game at the end of the tournament.

FIFA Under-20 World Cup Schedule 2023

The entire schedule for the Group Stage of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup is already set. Dates for the ensuing rounds are scheduled as well, though matchups are to be determined.

FIFA Under-20 World Cup Group Stage Schedule 2023

Saturday, May 20

  • Argentina vs Uzebistan
  • Guatemala vs New Zealand
  • United States vs Ecuador
  • Fiji vs Slovakia

Sunday, May 21

  • Group C: Senegal vs Japan
  • Group C: Israel vs Colombia
  • Group D: Italy vs Brazil
  • Group D: Nigeria vs Dominican Republic

Monday, May 22

  • Uruguay vs Iraq
  • England vs Tunisia
  • France vs Republic of Korea
  • Gambia vs Honduras

Tuesday, May 23

  • Argentina vs Guatemala
  • New Zealand vs Uzbekistan
  • United States vs Fiji
  • Slovakia vs Ecuador

Wednesday, May 24

  • Group C: Senegal vs Israel
  • Group C: Colombia vs Japan
  • Group D: Italy vs Nigeria
  • Group D: Dominican Republic vs Brazil

Thursday, May 25

  • Uruguay vs England
  • Tunisia vs Iraq
  • France vs Gambia
  • Honduras vs Republic of Korea

Friday, May 26

  • New Zealand vs Argentina
  • Uzbekistan vs Guatemala
  • Slovakia vs United States
  • Ecuador vs Fiji

Saturday, May 27

  • Colombia vs Senegal
  • Japan vs Israel
  • Dominican Republic vs Italy
  • Brazil vs Nigeria

Sunday, May 28

  • Tunisia vs Uruguay
  • Iraq vs England
  • Honduras vs France
  • Republic of Korea vs Gambia

FIFA Under-20 World Cup Full Tournament Schedule 2023

  • Group Stage: May 20-May 28
  • Round of 16: May 30-June 1
  • Quarterfinals: June 3-4
  • Semifinals: June 8
  • Third-Place Game: June 11
  • Final: June 11

How to Watch FIFA Under-20 World Cup 2023 on TV

All three of the USA's Group Stage matches will be televised. FOX is showing the Americans' first game on May 20 against Ecuador, while FS2 is broadcasting the final two matches against Fiji on May 23 and Slovakia on May 26.

Spanish-language coverage will also be provided on all three days by Telemundo, as well as on NBC Universo for the final two games.

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