FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 Guwahati Matches, schedule & match timings
The North Eastern part of India is one that has shown a lot of fervour, when it comes to the beautiful game. Assam the gateway to the North East now has the privilege of being one of the six venues for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Here, we take a look at all the schedule, teams, and match timings for the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, for the World Cup.
The Indira Gandhi Stadium is slated to host a number of interesting matches from Group E, where European giants France and tournament dark horses Japan are set to square off against each other, with the likes of Honduras and New Caledonia also being present in the group. Mohun Bagan fans from the neighbouring state of West Bengal may find their Hondouras connection, as Mariers’ star Sony Norde hails from the Central American nation. Likewise, the East Bengal faithful will have their eyes peeled for the matches of Japan, where new recruit from the rival camp Yusa Katsumi hails from.
Apart from these games, the Indira Gandhi Stadium will also host another mouth-watering fixture – Mexico vs Chile. The two nations have made great strides in international football over the years, and have been known to produce some of the biggest stars from the world of football.
Apart from the Group Stage matches, this venue is also set to host a Round of 16, a quarter final and a semi final.
The Indira Gandhi Stadium has played host to Indian Super League side NorthEast United FC, a franchise for which thousands have thronged to the Indira Gandhi Stadium. The revamped version of the stadium can hold a maximum of 24,000 fans.
Schedule for 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup matches at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati
New Caledonia vs France- 17:00 GROUP E, Guwahati
Honduras vs Japan- 20:00 GROUP E, Guwahati
France vs Japan - 17:00 GROUP E, Guwahati
Honduras vs New Caledonia - 20:00 GROUP E, Guwahati
France vs Honduras - 17:00 GROUP E, Guwahati
Mexico vs Chile - 20:00 GROUP F, Guwahati
Round of 16:
[1E] v/s [2D] 17:00, Guwahati- Match 40
[W43] vs [W42] 17:00, Guwahati-Match 45
[W46] vs [W45] 17:00, Guwahati- Match 49