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Schedule of the U-17 world cup announced

The FIFA U-17 World Cup will be played at 6 venues across the country: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi; Dr. DY Patil stadium, Mumbai; Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, Goa; Jawharlal Nehru International Stadium, Kochi; Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati and Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata. The Indian team is set to play its group games at the national capital, New Delhi. The final will be at Kolkata on 28th October 2017.

In an event in Mumbai, for which the likes of Esteban Cambiasso and Nwanko Kanu were present, the Official Draws took place. The group stage will occur from 6th October to 14th October 2017. The rounds of 16 matches are scheduled from 16th October to 18th October. The quarterfinals are on 21st and 22nd October. The semis will take place 25th October. The match for 3/4 place will take place just before the final at the same venue on the same day.

The draws put India with the USA, Colombia and Ghana. India will play its first match with the USA on Friday, 6th October 2017. Then it will play Columbia on Monday, 9th October 2017 and to wrap things up, Ghana will play India on Thursday, 12th October 2017.

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