The FIFA U-17 World Cup Team is a biennial international football tournament contested by men’s national teams under the age of 17.
The India national under-17 football team represents India in international football at this age level and is controlled by the All India Football Federation, the governing body for football in India.
India has never qualified for a FIFA U-17 World Cup finals, but they will be participating in the 2017 edition as hosts. This will be their first appearance in any FIFA tournament.
India’s FIFA U-17 World Cup Team
The FIFA U-17 World Cup is held every two years, with the last edition being held in Chile in 2015. 24 teams from all over the world qualified for that tournament, with Nigeria coming out on top after defeating Mali 4-2 in the final.
This year’s edition will be held in India from October 6th to 28th, with a total of 52 matches being played across 6 cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Kochi and Navi Mumbai.
A total of 24 teams will be participating in the tournament, including powerhouses like Brazil, England and Germany.
The Indian team has been drawn into Group A alongside USA, Colombia and Ghana. They will begin their campaign against USA on October 6th at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.
The FIFA U-17 World Cup is just around the corner, and India will be participating as hosts for the first time ever.
This is a huge moment for Indian football, and fans all over the country will be hoping that the team can make a good account of themselves on home soil.
Wearing the blue of India will be an 18-player squad that has been honing their skills for months under head coach Luis Norton de Matos. Best of luck to our boys – we’ll be cheering them on all the way!
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