FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India face USA in opening match on 6 Oct
India will kick-start their maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 campaign against the USA on October 6 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. With India hosting the U-17 Football World Cup for the first time, it clearly states that a giant step has been taken forward in developing Football for the nation. Earlier, All India Football Federation (AIFF) sent a request to FIFA to shift the venue for the U-17 World Cup to India where the official draw took place in Mumbai. FIFA fruitfully agreed to amend the match schedule.
The draw took place in Mumbai on 7th July 2017 to decide the date and venues of the matches. India were drawn with USA, Colombia, and Ghana in Group A. With the kick off happening on 6th of October, here is the detailed list of matches and venues for the coveted event.
Group A. Venue- New Delhi
Group B. Venue- Navi Mumbai
Group C. Venue- Margao
Group D. Venue- Kochi
Group E. Venue- Guwahati
Group F. Venue- Kolkata
It is a highly awaited tournament for India’s football fans who have been eagerly waiting for this big event. It is big chance for the Indian colts to create history as they hold the advantage of playing on their home ground where millions of fans rooting for them and encouraging them to give their best.