FIFA U-17 World Cup Schedule: Full Time Table with venue, ground details, PDF Download
A look at all the groups and schedule for the upcoming U-17 World Cup.
24 teams. 6 venues. 52 games. 22 days. The FIFA U-17 World Cup is the event for which the entire country is waiting in anticipation with baited breath. The football fever is well and truly on with the tournament set to kick off on the 6th of October. Along with the host country - India (who will be seen in a major FIFA tournament for the first time), talented youngsters from the best football teams in the world will be watched with the utmost scrutiny.
Between October 6 - October 28, the focus of the world will be in India as the future superstars of world football will be taking their first steps in their bid to reach the top.
Here's the FIFA U-17 World Cup Schedule of the FIFA U-17 World Cup and all the groups for the big event: (All match timings are in IST)
India, USA, Colombia and Ghana
Paraguay, Mali, New Zealand, Turkey
Iran, Guinea, Germany and Costa Rica
DPR Korea, Niger, Brazil, Spain
Honduras, Japan, New Caledonia, France
Iraq, Mexico, Chile, England
Colombia vs Ghana - 17:00 GROUP A, Delhi
New Zealand vs Turkey- 17:00 GROUP B, New Mumbai
India vs USA- 20:00 GROUP A, Delhi
Paraguay vs Mali- 20:00 GROUP B, Navi Mumbai
Germany vs Costa Rica- 17:00 GROUP C, Goa
Brazil vs Spain- 17:00 GROUP D, Kochi
Iran vs Guinea- 20:00 GROUP C, Goa
DPR Korea vs Niger- 20:00 GROUP D, Kochi
New Caledonia vs France- 17:00 GROUP E, Guwahati
Chile vs England- 17:00 GROUP F, Kolkata
Honduras vs Japan- 20:00 GROUP E, Guwahati
Iraq vs Mexico- 20:00 GROUP F, Kolkata
Ghana vs USA - 17:00 GROUP A, New Delhi
Turkey vs Mali - 17:00 GROUP B, Navi Mumbai
India vs Colombia - 20:00 GROUP A, Delhi
Paraguay vs New Zealand - 20:00 GROUP B, Navi Mumbai
Costa Rica vs Guinea - 17:00 GROUP C, Goa
Spain vs Niger - 17:00 GROUP D, Kochi
Iran vs Germany - 20:00 GROUP C, Goa
DPR Korea vs Brazil - 20:00 GROUP D, Kochi
France vs Japan - 17:00 GROUP E, Guwahati
England vs Mexico - 17:00 GROUP F, Kolkata
Honduras vs New Caledonia - 20:00 GROUP E, Guwahati
Iraq vs Chile - 20:00 GROUP F, Kolkata
Mali vs New Zealand - 17:00 GROUP B, New Delhi
Turkey vs Paraguay - 17:00 GROUP B, Navi Mumbai
Ghana vs India - 20:00 GROUP A, New Delhi
USA vs Colombia - 20:00 GROUP A, Navi Mumbai
Costa Rica vs Iran - 17:00 GROUP C, Goa
Guinea vs Germany - 17:00 GROUP C, Kochi
Niger vs Brazil - 20:00 GROUP D, Goa
Spain vs DPR Korea - 20:00 GROUP D, Kochi
France vs Honduras - 17:00 GROUP E, Guwahati
Japan vs New Caledonia - 17:00 GROUP E, Kolkata
Mexico vs Chile - 20:00 GROUP F, Guwahati
England vs Iraq - 20:00 GROUP F, Kolkata
The top two teams from each group and four best third-placed teams will comprise the round of 16 fixtures.
Round of 16
[2A] V/S [2C] 17:00, Delhi- Match 37
[1B] V/S [3A/C/D] 20:00, Delhi- Match 38
[1C] v/s [3A/B/F] 17:00, Goa- Match 39
[1E] v/s [2D] 17:00, Guwahati- Match 40
[1F] v/s [2E] 20:00, Kolkata- Match 41
[2B] v/s [2F] 20:00, Goa- Match 42
[1A] v/s [3C/D/E] 17:00, Navi Mumbai- Match 43
[1D] v/s [3B/E/F] 20:00, Kochi- Match 44
[W43] vs [W42] 17:00, Guwahati-Match 45
[W38] vs [W41] 20:00, Goa- Match 46
[W40] vs [W39] 17:00, Kochi- Match 47
[W37] vs [W44] 20:00, Kolkata- Match 48
[W46] vs [W45] 17:00, Guwahati- Match 49
[W48] vs [W47] 20:00, Navi Mumbai- Match 50
Playoff for third place
[L49] vs [L50] 17:00, Kolkata
[W49] vs [W50] 20:00, Kolkata
The FIFA U-17 World Cup will be India's first ever FIFA tournament organised in a country, where football is gradually taking center stage. In a cricket-crazy nation like ours, the beautiful game may have taken time to come alive but all signs point to a jubilant beginning as one of the most important global events in international football makes its debut in the sub-continent.
India's addition to the list of 24 pedigreed countries in the sport comes as a massive boost to the country's growing football reputation and following the success of competitions like the Indian Super League, this is certainly the next step in making the country qualify for the senior World Cup.
India won the bid to host the 2017 tournament ahead of countries such as Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Ireland, thus securing the rights to the prestigious tournament over some able competitors. Among the venues ready to host matches at the event are Kolkata's famous Salt Lake Stadium which packs in a maximum of 85,000 people at a go and is scheduled to host the final of the World Cup.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi is also set to welcome the World's top teenagers and goes by a capacity in excess of 58,000 people at a time. In addition to these two major cities, Kochi, Navi Mumbai, Guwahati, and Madgaon are also ready to play host later this year.
The stadiums are expected to be jam-packed when the tournament gets underway and while it remains to be seen how the Indian side will fare in their games, we are sure to be in for some exciting footballing action in our own backyard.