Chiu Leads Mexico into U-17 Women's World Cup
Former Franklin High School Soccer standout Jenny Chiu will lead Mexico as their captain at the U-17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan in September. Mexico joins the United States with 14 other countries in the Tournament.
The U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team will face France, Gambia and Korea DPR in Group B at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, taking place at six stadiums in Azerbaijan from Sept. 22-Oct. 13. The Final Draw took place at the International Mugam Centre in Azerbaijan's capital city of Baku on Friday morning Eastern Time.
CONCACAF champion USA, host Azerbaijan, European champion Germany and Asian champion Japan earned seeds. In Group A, Azerbaijan drew Colombia, Nigeria and Canada. Group C features Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Brazil. Group D features Germany, Uruguay, China PR and Ghana.
The Republic of Azerbaijan, which is slightly smaller than the state of Maine and has a population of almost nine million, is located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe and is bound by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. Five of the tournament's six venues are in Baku with one stadium located about 175 miles south in Lankaran.
2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Group A (Baku, Lankaran):
Group B (Baku, Lankaran):
Korea DPR (North Korea)
Group C (Baku):
Group D (Baku, Lankaran):