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Published: 0327 GMT July 08, 2017

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 draw throws up intriguing ties

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 draw throws up intriguing ties

The official draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which will be played in six venues across India between October 6 and 28, 2017, took place on Friday in Mumbai.

The draw revealed that host India will take on USA in its opening match of the competition in New Delhi. Group A also includes Colombia and Ghana, which will also clash as part of the first day's action, reported.

Group B comprises Paraguay, Mali, New Zealand and Turkey.

Iran will play Guinea, Germany and Costa Rica in Group C.

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

Group E consists of Honduras, Japan, New Caledonia and France. Iraq, Mexico, Chile and England have been drawn together in Group F.

The draw ceremony was held in the presence of a FIFA Council member, Sunil Gulati, President of the All India Football Federation Praful Patel and Vijay Goel, the 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.


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: DPR Korea, Niger, Brazil, Spain

Group E: Honduras, Japan, New Caledonia, France

Group F: Iraq, Mexico, Chile, England


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