FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India face USA in opening match on 6 Oct

The FIFA U-17 World Cup draw announces in New Delhi, India placed along USA, Ghana, and Colombia in Group A,
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Written by: Brett Ellis New Delhi July 07, 2017 21:33 IST

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

India

USA

Columbia

Ghana

Group B.                                 Venue- Navi Mumbai

Paraguay

New Zealand

Mali

Turkey

Group C.                                Venue- Margao

Iran

Costa Rica

Germany

Guinea

Group D.                                Venue- Kochi

Spain

Brazil

Niger

Korea DPR

Group E.                                 Venue- Guwahati

Honduras

Japan

France

New Caledonia

Group F.                                 Venue- Kolkata

Iraq

Mexico

Chile

England

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.

 
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