2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup schedule for US TV and Internet: May 29 to June 20

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This weekend the United States kicks off its participation in the FIFA U-20 World Cup.  Featuring rising stars like Gedion Zelalem of the U.S. and Andreas Pereira of Brazil, this tournament can be a stage for players’ Q ratings to skyrocket.

The United States begins the tournament in Group A, which lacks major international powers but does include the host nation New Zealand.

Friday, May 29

New Zealand vs Ukraine, 9am ET, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO

Saturday, May 30

Argentina vs Panama, midnight ET, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
USA vs Myanmar, midnight ET, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Ghana vs Austria, 3am ET, FOX Sports 2
Qatar vs Colombia, 9pm ET, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Mexico vs Mali, 9pm ET, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports GO

Sunday, May 31

Portugal vs Senegal, midnight ET, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Uruguay vs Serbia, midnight ET, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Germany vs Fiji, 9pm ET, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Nigeria vs Brazil, 9pm ET, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO

Monday, June 1

Uzbekistan vs Honduras, midnight ET, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Korea vs Hungary, midnight ET, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Myanmar vs Ukraine, 9pm ET, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO

Tuesday, June 2

Austria vs Panama, midnight ET, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
New Zealand vs USA, 3am ET, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Argentina vs Ghana, 3am ET, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO

Wednesday, June 3

Qatar vs Portugal, midnight ET, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Mexico vs Uruguay, midnight ET, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Senegal vs Colombia, 3am ET, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Serbia vs Mali, 3am ET, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO

Thursday, June 4

Honduras vs Fiji, midnight ET, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Nigeria vs Korea, midnight ET, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Germany vs Uzbekistan, 3am ET, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Hungary vs Brazil, 3am ET, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO

Friday, June 5

Panama vs Ghana, midnight ET, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Austria vs Argentina, midnight ET, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Ukraine vs USA, 3am ET, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Myanmar vs New Zealand, 3am ET, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Senegal vs Qatar, 9pm ET, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Colombia vs Portugal, 9pm ET, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO

Saturday, June 6

Mali vs Uruguay, midnight ET, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Serbia vs Mexico, midnight ET, FOX Sports 1 , FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Fiji vs Uzbekistan, 10pm ET, TBD
Honduras vs Germany, 10pm ET, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO

Sunday, June 7

Brazil vs Korea, 1am ET, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO
Hungary vs Nigeria, 1am ET, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO

Group Stage to Final

TV schedule TBD

Here’s an outline of when and where you can watch the Yanks if you’re based in the States, as well as some insight on each opponent:

Saturday, May 30 – United States v. Myanmar

12:00 AM ET, Fox Sports 1

Myanmar is the type of team that flies under the radar due to its confederation but could pose major issues for the U.S.  None of its players play professionally outside the country, but according to press stories the team can run and has excellent fitness, which could pose issues if it can outrun a U.S team gelling.

Tuesday, June 2 – New Zealand v. United States

3:00 AM ET, Fox Sports 1

U.S. college players Cory Brown and Stuart Holthusen may be the most recognizable names to U.S. fans, although captain Bill Tuiloma made first team appearances for Olympique Marseille.  Playing the host nation may pose more issues for the U.S.

Friday, June 5 – Ukraine v. United States

3:00 AM ET, Fox Soccer 1

An early round match that should prime the U.S. for later rounds.

For people not inclined to stay up late and watch the national team, there are some interesting group stage matches:

Saturday, May 31 – Nigeria v. Brazil

9:00 PM ET, Fox Soccer 2

Kelechi Iheanacho is considered one of Africa’s best soccer players and its biggest rising star. Brazil is not surprisingly loaded with talent,  including the aforementioned Pereira.  Some of the players on these squads could be facing off in a group stage at the senior World Cup.

Tuesday, June 2 – Argentina v. Ghana

3:00 AM ET, Fox Soccer 2

Just as the previous game, two powers from two different confederations square off loaded with breakout talent that could face each other again in 2018 or beyond.

Saturday, June 6 – Serbia v. Mexico

12:00 AM ET, Fox Soccer 1

Andrija Zivkovic is an in-demand talent with the major European powers drooling over him.  Mexico is the United States’ rival and counters with Pachuca’s Hirving Lozano, a 19 year old who is a regular in one of Liga MX’s best clubs.

If the United States finishes first in its group, it;s next match would be June 10 at 3:30 AM ET against the best finisher of the third place finishers in Group C, D, or E.  If the U.S. finished second, the Yanks play on June 10 against the runner-up from Group C, which could be Portugal, Senegal, or Colombia.

 

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