FIFA U-17 World Cup draw: When is it, how to watch and what number is each team?

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With the official draw for the event set to take place on July 7, here's all you need to know

India is all set to host the FIFA U-17 World Cup in October this year.

How to book your U-17 World Cup tickets

The tournament, which will feature 24 nations from around the globe including India, is scheduled to kick off on October 6, 2017.


When is the FIFA U-17 World Cup draw?


PV Sindhu

The FIFA U-17 World Cup draw will take place on Friday, July 7 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM IST.

It will be hosted at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai, with former Inter Milan player Esteban Cambiasso and ex-Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu to help with the draw. India badminton star PV Sindhu and the skipper of the Indian national football team, Sunil Chhetri, will also be in attendance.

Your guide to the U-17 World Cup


How can I watch the U-17 World Cup draw?


In India, the draw can be watched live on Sony Six, Sony Six HD and Ten 2.

Goal will also be providing live, comprehensive coverage of the draw as it happens on our site, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more.


Which teams are in the U-17 World Cup draw?


24 countries will be participating in the World Cup, from six different confederations. As hosts, the Blue Colts  have gained automatic qualification for the tournament and will feature in Group A for the draw. There will be six different bowls representing the six groups - Group A, B, C, D, E and F respectively.

All you need to know about the official draw

The following are the four Pots:

Pot No. Teams
1 India, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Mali, France
2 Spain, Japan, New Zealand, England, Iran, United States
3 Costa Rica, DPR Korea, Honduras, Iraq, Turkey, Colombia
4 Chile, Paraguay, Ghana, Guinea, Niger, New Caledonia

When will the U-17 World Cup ties be played?


Salt Lake Stadium (Yuva Bharati Krirangan) Kolkata

All you need to know about India U-17 team

After India was announced as the host nation of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in December 2013, the biggest sporting event in the country is set to take place in the month of October from 6th to 28th. India will play their matches at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in the country's capital, New Delhi, with the final scheduled to be staged at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) or the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

 

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