First teams and tournament officials arrive

Teams and tournament officials have already started arriving in Port Moresby ahead of next week’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Venezuela was the first team to arrive for the World Cup. They landed in the country this morning at 5:30am.

The coming days will see more FIFA officials from competitions, travel and transport, ICT, referees, guest and delegation management, security, media, medical and the Appeals and Disciplinary committee arrive.

FIFA logistics and a few team members from the Host Broadcast Services (HBS) and Transvision have already arrived and are now doing final inspections of the sites where the camera locations for each of the stadiums have been set and the broadcast compounds at the each of the match venues.

They are also setting up the International Broadcast Coordinating Centre at (IBCC) for broadcast link during the matches.

HBS is the official broadcasters of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World and will be broadcasting the matches to over 100 countries with over 120 million viewers.

The next teams in line to arrive are Korea Republic and Brazil who will be flying in over the weekend.

The rest of the 13 teams will arrive next week.


Troy Taule