India is hosting the 17th Fifa Under-17 Football World Cup 2017 for the first time. The tournament opener is on October 6 and the final is on October 28. The U-17 world cup is a prestigious event that gives a glimpse of the world footballers of tomorrow.
Fifa Under-17 World Cup India 2017
From October 6 to October 28.
|Colombia||New Zealand||Germany||Brazil||New Caledonia||Chile|
|Sl No.||Place||Venue||Permitted no. of seats|
|1||New Delhi||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||59,000|
|2||Navi Mumbai||DY Patil Sports Stadium||54,000|
|4||Kochi||Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium||41,748|
|5||Guwahati||Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium||28,500|
|6||Kolkata||Salt Lake Stadium||66,687|
52 games to be played to decide the winner.
Final: October 28, Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata.
Reigning champions Nigeria are not playing after failing to reach the final round of the CAF qualifying tournament.
Major teams and strong group opponents:
India (Group A): United States, Colombia, Ghana
Germany (Group C): Iran, Costa Rica
Brazil (Group D): Spain, North Korea
Spain (Group D): Brazil, North Korea
Japan (Group E): France, Honduras
France (Group E): Japan, Honduras
Mexico (Group F): Iraq, England
England (Group F): Iraq, Mexico