FIFA U-17 World Cup | India placed alongside USA, Colombia, Ghana

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FIFA U-17 World Cup | India placed alongside USA, Colombia, Ghana

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Press Release

07/07/2017

The FIFA U-17 World Cup draw has thrown up some intriguing ties with the home nation being placed with the United States, Colombia, and Ghana. India, who are hosting a major FIFA competition for the first time, will kick off their campaign in the tournament opener against USA in New Delhi.

Perhaps the most intriguing quartet of teams can be found in Group D, where FIFA tournament debutants Niger were drawn with Korea DPR, Brazil, and Spain.  

The draw ceremony was held in the presence of Sunil Gulati, FIFA Council member, Praful Patel, President of the All India Football Federation and Vijay Goel, Indian Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports. Assisting in the draw ceremony were FIFA Legends Esteban Cambiasso and Nwankwo Kanu, as well as Indian national team legend Sunil Chhetri and Indian badminton star Pusarla Venkata Sindhu.

One of the highlights of the ceremony was the performance of the tournament's Official Song. Pritam and Babul Supriyo revealed 'Kar Ke Dikhla De Goal' for the first time, much to the delight of the assembled audience.

FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Draw

Group A : India, USA, Colombia, Ghana

Group B : Paraguay, Mali, New Zealand, Turkey

Group C : Iran, Guinea, Germany, Costa Rica

Group D : Korea DPR, Niger, Brazil, Spain

Group E : Honduras, Japan, New Caledonia, France

Group F : Iraq, Mexico, Chile, England

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