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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India to play Mauritius on September 20

3:29 PM WAT 18/09/2017
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The India Colts are set to face the Island nation in Goa as part of their preparations for the World Cup…

India U-17, who will be training in Goa until the 24th of this month before moving to Delhi, are set to play an international friendly against Mauritius on September 20.

The friendly match will kick-off at 4:30 PM IST and will take place at Nagoa ground. Goal also understands that the India U-17 team coach Luis Norton de Matos initially wanted the game to be played under floodlights but it was deemed impossible to arrange on such a short notice. 

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) had invited the likes of Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa and Indonesia to play a game in Bangalore and Goa but the said teams rejected the offer to play India at the last minute.

India are grouped alongside USA, Colombia and Ghana in Group A of the U-17 World Cup and Luis Norton de Matos’ India U-17 side will finally get a chance to test themselves ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup next month.