FIFA U-17 World Cup: Esteban Cambiasso and Nwankwo Kanu to grace the official draw

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The former Inter Milan player and the ex-Arsenal striker will be a part of the official draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mumbai on July 7...

India is all set to host the sporting extravaganza of FIFA U-17 World Cup in October and with the official draw for the event set to take place on July 7, two notable ex-internationals will make their way down to India to attend the event. 

Former Argentina International Esteban Cambiasso and Nigeria's Nwankwo Kanu will attend the official draw for the U-17 World Cup in Mumbai, Goal can confirm.

Also read | U-17 World Cup 2017 Team Profile: Spain

Cambiasso, who started his career with Real Madrid's B team, spent most of his professional career in Italy for Inter Milan and gained reputation for being the heart and soul of a powerful midfield. The 37-year-old, who currently plies his trade in Greece for Olympiacos FC, knows quite a bit about winning international trophies at youth level. 

He was an integral member of the Argentina team which won the FIFA World Youth Championship in 1997 and even scored in the final against Uruguay. Cambiasso would go on to make 52 appearances for Argentina and would famously win the treble with Inter Milan in 2010. 

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Nwankwo Kanu, on the other hand, is a former winner of the FIFA U17 World Cup with Nigeria in 1993 when he burst on to the scene. The tall Nigerian would go on to play for the likes of Ajax, Arsenal and Inter Milan, winning numerous trophies to go along with his 87 caps for the Super Eagles. 

Kanu has three Premier League winners medals, a Champions League and three FA Cup medals to adorn his trophy cabinet. Though his country are not defending their trophy in India this October, Kanu's presence during the draw is sure to be an inspiration for the participants. 

As hosts, Indian Colts have gained automatic qualification for the tournament and will feature in Group A for the draw, which will also witness several other celebrities from all walks of life. 

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