FIFA Under 17 World Cup 2017 India Update – Mali and Niger seal 24 nation line-up for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

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Mali and Niger seal 24 nation line-up for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

After the CAF qualifiers, the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 now has all 24 teams for the tournament in place.

Victories in their final group matches ensured Mali and Niger progressed to the tournament joining Ghana and Guinea, who had already sealed their qualification. Niger made history by qualifying for a first-ever FIFA tournament after defeating Tanzania 1-0.

FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 - Finals to be held in Kolkata
FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 – Finals to be held in Kolkata

The 2016 AFC U-16 Championship held last year ensured Iraq, Iran, Japan and North Korea qualified for the tournament from Asia. Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and the United States of America recently qualified from the CONCACAF (Central, North American and Caribbean) region.

England, France, Germany, Spain and Turkey recently sealed their places for the FIFA event after finishing as the best 5 teams from the 2017 UEFA European Championship.

Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Paraguay are the final CONMEBOL nations that will participate from South America while New Caledonia and New Zealand have qualified from the OFC (Oceania) region. Hosts India qualified for the tournament directly.

Below is a list of all the team qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

  • Africa: Mali, Niger, Ghana and Guinea
  • Europe: England, France, Germany, Spain and Turkey
  • Asia: India (hosts), Iraq, Iran, Japan and North Korea
  • Central, North America and Caribbean Region: Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and the United States of America
  • South America: Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Paraguay
  • Oceania: New Caledonia and New Zealand

Welcoming the 24 countries, Tournament Director of the Local Organising Committee Javier Ceppi said, “It is very exciting to know the 24 teams that will be playing the World Cup. The line-up is superb, with established powerhouses in the category (such as former World Champions Brazil, Ghana and Mexico) and teams making their debut, among them the hosts India. Having seen the teams and knowing of their quality, football fans are in for a real treat in October and it is key that they can start getting their tickets now and book their place in history before is too late”.

With the 24 teams in place, the attention now turns to the Official Draw, which will take place on July 7 and determine the fixtures for each team.

 

 

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