U-17 World Cup 2017 - The key clashes in Kochi

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Counting down towards the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Goal provides you with a guide to the key clashes to be held at Jawaharlal Nehru International.

The Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium is a multipurpose stadium situated in Kochi, Kerala. Known locally as the “Kaloor Stadium”, the stadium is the home ground of the Indian Super League team Kerala Blasters. 

The venue shall play host to all the Group D games bar one of the Under-17 World Cup next month and even one game from Group C. Group D will pit against each other arguably two of the biggest names in world football right now namely South American giants Brazil and the Tiki-Taka specialists Spain. 

Brazil has been crowned world champions thrice, in the years 1997, 1999 and 2003. The Brazilians booked a berth in the FIFA U-17 World Cup following their triumph in the South American Under-17 Football Championship, this year. 

The Spaniards, on the other hand, booked their place in the FIFA U-17 World Cup after winning the EURO U-17 tournament held in May this year. 

Asian side DPR Korea and African nation Niger make up the rest of the group. 

This is the first time that the former French colony Niger has qualified for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

DPR Korea, on the other hand, have qualified for the event a four times before and even ended up reaching the quarter-finals of the tournament back in 2005, which to date is their best finish.

The key clashes to be held at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi are:

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