ZURICH, February 13, 2019 – Since its inception in 1977, the FIFA U-20 World Cup has attracted more than 13 million fans from around the globe to its stadiums. From 23 May, supporters will once again be able to catch a glimpse of the most talented young players on the planet when the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 kicks off in Bielsko-Biala, Bydgoszcz, Gdynia, Łódź, Lublin and Tychy.
Tickets for the first-ever FIFA competition to be hosted on Polish soil will be available on 26 February in two categories and start at PLN 10. The only official platform on which to secure these tickets will be FIFA.com/tickets/U20WC.
GROUP MATCHES (1 TO 36): PLN 20
ROUND OF 16 (37 TO 44): PLN 20
QUARTER-FINALS (45 TO 48): PLN 30
SEMI-FINALS (49 TO 50): PLN 30
MATCH FOR 3RD PLACE (51): PLN 30
FINAL (52): PLN 40
GROUP MATCHES (1 TO 36): PLN 10
ROUND OF 16 (37 TO 44): PLN 10
QUARTER-FINALS (45 TO 48): PLN 20
SEMI-FINALS (49 TO 50): PLN 20
MATCH FOR 3RD PLACE (51): PLN 20
FINAL (52): PLN 30
(Current exchange rate: PLN 4.3 = EUR 1)
“I was blessed to be able to play in both the opening match and final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 1987 in a full stadium. That was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that really shaped my career. Poland is a country with a big football tradition and Polish fans will provide the appropriate setting for an exciting competition. Celebrating this tournament in Poland in the year of the Polish FA’s centenary and with a legend like Zbigniew Boniek as the Polish FA President is definitely something very special,” said FIFA Deputy Secretary General (Football) Zvonimir Boban.
Polish Football Association President Zbigniew Boniek commented: “We are just 100 days away from the opening of a true football feast in our country. The FIFA U-20 World Cup is one of the largest football events in the world. Previous tournament editions paved the way for many superb players. It was during those tournaments that the world became aware of such names as Messi, Maradona, Iniesta, Griezmann, Salah and Piqué. Top players of the young generation will arrive in Poland from all continents. Some of them are, without a doubt, the international stars of tomorrow. This is a great opportunity for football fans to see these players for themselves, and become enchanted with their talent and already very high level of skill.
We want the stands of our stadiums to be filled with fans. Attractive ticket prices will surely contribute to a high attendance. In less than two weeks, we will be hosting the official draw ceremony in Gdynia, and ticket sales is due to kick off soon afterwards. We encourage all fans to mark the dates of the tournament in their calendars and before that, of course, go ahead and buy tickets. You simply cannot miss such an event in Poland!”
Following the FIFA U-20 World Cup draw, which will take place in Gdynia on 24 February 2019, Visa cardholders will have an exclusive opportunity to secure their tickets during the Visa presale phase from 26 February at 00:01 CET until 5 March at 23:59 CET.
Fans will also be able to apply for tickets on a first-come, first-served basis from 7 March at 00:01 CET until the day of the final, 15 June. Visa, the Official Payment Services Partner of FIFA, is the preferred payment method for all FIFA ticket sales.
Supporters will be able to “print at home”, meaning that everyone who has successfully applied at FIFA.com/tickets/U20WC will receive their tickets electronically and be able to print them at home in A4 format. Each ticket will include a unique barcode that will be checked and validated at the stadium gate. No tickets will be sold at the stadiums.
Football enthusiasts interested in the corporate hospitality programme for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 can opt for skybox packages in the following four stadiums: Bielsko-Biala, Łódź, Lublin and Tychy. Further details on FIFA U-20 World Cup hospitality are available here.
Besides hosts Poland, the following countries have qualified for the tournament:
AFC: Japan, Korea Republic, Qatar and Saudi Arabia
CAF: Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa
CONMEBOL: Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Uruguay
Concacaf: Honduras, Mexico, Panama and the USA
OFC: New Zealand and Tahiti
UEFA: France, Italy, Norway, Portugal and Ukraine
Further details on FIFA U-20 World Cup ticketing are available at FIFA.com/tickets/U20WC.