President of Vanuatu Football Federation, Mr. Lambert Maltock asks Vanuatu U20 management to put together plans to prepare Vanuatu team to Korea 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
In a recent meeting with all VFF staffs, Mr. Maltock urged the management team of the Under 20 to prepare their players well ahead of the world cup.
“I thank all the players and management for their outstanding performance that qualified Vanuatu to our first world cup but the work starts now to prepare our team.” Said Lambert Maltock, VFF President.
“Eight months is not a long time before the world cup in Korea and we still have a lot to do to prepare our players so it is very important for the management including the coaches and VFF technical department to put a plan together now.”
“FIFA World Cup competition is tough and to play against the best in the world is not easy.” He said.
Vanuatu is the third island country who qualified to play in the FIFA U 20 World Cup apart from New Zealand after Tahiti in 2009 World Cup in Egypt and Fiji in FIFA U 20 World Cup in New Zealand in 2015.
Countries already qualify to play in the FIFA World Cup in Korea are: (Host) Korea, Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam from Asia Football Confederation and England, Portugal, France, Germany and Italy from European Football and New Zealand and Vanuatu from Oceania Football Confederation.
The 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup will be the 21st edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the biennial international men’s youth football championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA, since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship.
The tournament will be hosted by South Korea between 20 May and 11 June 2017.