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FIFA U-17 World Cup Draw: India To Take On USA In The Opening Match

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The official draw of FIFA U-17 World Cup was held in Mumbai and 24 teams got placed in six groups. India, as expected, got the A1 position in Group A being the host.

Indian U-17 Team

The three other teams joining India in Group A are the USA, Ghana and Colombia. India will play their first game against the USA on October 6 in New Delhi to kick-off the tournament.

Sunil Chhetri At the draw

All India matches will be played in the national capital New Delhi. Former Argentina midfielder Esteban Cambiasso and Nigerian forward Nwankwo Kanu along with Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri and country’s top-ranked badminton player PV Sindhu were present at the official draw.

The draw

* Group A: India, USA, Colombia and Ghana, Group B: Paraguay, Mali, New Zealand, Turkey; Group C: Iran, Guinea,  Germany and 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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