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U-17 Football World Cup Draw Live Updates

Start time 7 pm IST
Updated: 07 July 2017 19:53 IST - Published: 07 July 2017 18:53 IST
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That's the draw for you!
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Next country: Chile
Position: F3
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA, Colombia, Ghana
Group B - Mali, New Zealand, Turkey, Paraguay 
Group C - Germany, Iran, Costa Rica, Guinea 
Group D - Brazil, Spain, Korea DPR, Niger 
Group E - France, Japan, Honduras, New Caledonia 
Group F -  Mexico, England, Iraq, Chile
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Next country: Chile
Position: F3
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA, Colombia, Ghana
Group B - Mali, New Zealand, Turkey 
Group C - Germany, Iran, Costa Rica, Guinea 
Group D - Brazil, Spain, Korea DPR, Niger 
Group E - France, Japan, Honduras, New Caledonia 
Group F -  Mexico, England, Iraq, Chile
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Next country: New Caledonia
Position: E3
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA, Colombia, Ghana
Group B - Mali, New Zealand, Turkey 
Group C - Germany, Iran, Costa Rica, Guinea 
Group D - Brazil, Spain, Korea DPR, Niger 
Group E - France, Japan, Honduras, New Caledonia 
Group F -  Mexico, England, Iraq
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Next country: Paraguay
Position: B1
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA, Colombia, Ghana
Group B - Mali, New Zealand, Turkey, Paraguay 
Group C - Germany, Iran, Costa Rica, Guinea 
Group D - Brazil, Spain, Korea DPR, Niger 
Group E - France, Japan, Honduras 
Group F -  Mexico, England, Iraq
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Niger is going to participate in a FIFA competition for the first time.
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Next country: Niger
Position: D2
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA, Colombia, Ghana
Group B - Mali, New Zealand, Turkey 
Group C - Germany, Iran, Costa Rica, Guinea 
Group D - Brazil, Spain, Korea DPR, Niger 
Group E - France, Japan, Honduras 
Group F -  Mexico, England, Iraq
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Next country: Guinea
Position: C2
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA, Colombia, Ghana
Group B - Mali, New Zealand, Turkey 
Group C - Germany, Iran, Costa Rica, Guinea 
Group D - Brazil, Spain, Korea DPR 
Group E - France, Japan, Honduras 
Group F -  Mexico, England, Iraq
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Next country: Ghana
Position: A4
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA, Colombia, Ghana
Group B - Mali, New Zealand 
Group C - Germany, Iran, Costa Rica 
Group D - Brazil, Spain, Korea DPR 
Group E - France, Japan, Honduras 
Group F -  Mexico, England, Iraq
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Next country: Turkey
Position: B4
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA, Colombia
Group B - Mali, New Zealand, Turkey 
Group C - Germany, Iran, Costa Rica 
Group D - Brazil, Spain, Korea DPR 
Group E - France, Japan, Honduras 
Group F -  Mexico, England, Iraq
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Iraq were of course the AFC U16 Championship last year.
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Next country: Iraq
Position: F1
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA, Colombia
Group B - Mali, New Zealand 
Group C - Germany, Iran, Costa Rica 
Group D - Brazil, Spain, Korea DPR 
Group E - France, Japan, Honduras 
Group F -  Mexico, England, Iraq
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Next country: Honduras
Position: E1
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA, Colombia
Group B - Mali, New Zealand 
Group C - Germany, Iran, Costa Rica 
Group D - Brazil, Spain, Korea DPR 
Group E - France, Japan, Honduras 
Group F -  Mexico, England
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Next country: Costa Rica
Position: C4
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA, Colombia
Group B - Mali, New Zealand 
Group C - Germany, Iran, Costa Rica 
Group D - Brazil, Spain, Korea DPR 
Group E - France, Japan 
Group F -  Mexico, England
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Next country: Korea DPR (North Korea)
Position: D1
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA, Colombia
Group B - Mali, New Zealand 
Group C - Germany, Iran 
Group D - Brazil, Spain, Korea DPR 
Group E - France, Japan 
Group F -  Mexico, England
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Next country: Colombia
Position: A3
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA, Colombia
Group B - Mali, New Zealand 
Group C - Germany, Iran 
Group D - Brazil, Spain 
Group E - France, Japan 
Group F -  Mexico, England
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Japan missed the last edition but this is their 8th appearance.
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Next country: Japan
Position: E2
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA
Group B - Mali, New Zealand 
Group C - Germany, Iran 
Group D - Brazil, Spain 
Group E - France, Japan
Group F -  Mexico, England
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Again England can't be in the same group as France.
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Next country: England
Position: F4
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA
Group B - Mali, New Zealand 
Group C - Germany, Iran 
Group D - Brazil, Spain 
Group E - France 
Group F -  Mexico, England
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Iran were the finalists last year in the AFC U16 Championships
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Next country: Iran
Position: C1
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA
Group B - Mali, New Zealand 
Group C - Germany, Iran 
Group D - Brazil, Spain 
Group E - France 
Group F -  Mexico
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Since Spain and Germany are in UEFA, they have to be separated at the group stage.
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Next country: Spain
Position: D4 
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA
Group B - Mali, New Zealand 
Group C - Germany 
Group D - Brazil, Spain 
Group E - France 
Group F -  Mexico
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Next country: New Zealand
Position: B3 
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA
Group B - Mali, New Zealand 
Group C - Germany 
Group D - Brazil 
Group E - France 
Group F -  Mexico
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That means that India vs USA will be the opening game.
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Next country: USA
Position: A2 
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, USA
Group B - Mali 
Group C - Germany 
Group D - Brazil 
Group E - France 
Group F -  Mexico
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Now we move to Pot 2
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Next country: Mexico
 
Position: F2
 
 
2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
  
  
Group A -  India, 
Group B - Mali 
Group C - Germany 
Group D - Brazil 
Group E - France 
Group F - Mexico
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Next country: France

Position : E4


2017 FIFA U17 Groups: 
 
 
Group A -  India, 
Group B - Mali 
Group C - Germany 
Group D - Brazil
Group E - France
Group F - 
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2017 FIFA U17 Groups:


Group A -  India,
Group B - Mali
Group C - Germany 
Group D - Brazil
Group E -
Group F - 
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Next country:  Brazil

Position D3
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2017 FIFA U17 Groups:


Group A -  India,
Group B - Mali
Group C - Germany
Group D -
Group E -
Group F - 
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The next country: Germany
 
Position: C3
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2017 FIFA U17 Groups:


Group A -  India,
Group B - Mali
Group C -
Group D -
Group E -
Group F - 
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The next country: Mali

Position: B2
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And we of course have India first in A1.
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And we are ready!
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What we know so far.

2017 FIFA U17 Groups:


Group A -  India,
Group B -
Group C - 
Group D - 
Group E -
Group F - 
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Mr Praful Patel on stage and he has again made a blunder - this time on the global stage. Just said that India qualified for the 1958 World Cup. 

Nope Mr AIFF President - that was the 1950 World Cup.
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The World Cup trophy and the official ball in on stage. And we are moments away from the reveal.


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From Buffon to Kanu. Tevez to Torres. Gotze to Neymar. 

All these stars have set the U17 World Cup alight, who is it going to be this year?
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We are moments away from knowing the groups of the FIFA U17 World Cup. Stay tuned!
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Kanu and Cambiasso
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Nwankwo Kanu and Esteban Cambiasso will be the special guests in today's draw.
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Apart from India, the following teams will be part of the draw for the year’s last FIFA event: Brazil, England, Honduras, Niger, Costa Rica, Chile, Ghana, France, New Zealand, North Korea, Guinea, Mali, Iran, Turkey, New Caledonia, Germany, Japan, USA, Paraguay, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Iraq.

As the hosts, India will be automatically placed in Pot 1 as well as Group A. A red ball will represent India at the drawing table, while blue balls will represent the other teams so as to highlight the hosts’ special status. The other 23 teams will be sorted according to their performances in the last five Under-17 World Cups.

With the absence of five-time champions Nigeria, Mexico remain the most prolific team from the past five Under-17 World Cups, while Brazil and Germany are also among the foremost performers. Mali’s run to the final of the Under-17 World Cup in Chile in 2015 means they are the only African team to be placed in Pot 1.

The rest of the pots are populated gradually with teams placed into ascending pot numbers based on descending number of points obtained in the past World Cups.

The four pots will be as follows:

Pot 1
India (Hosts)
Mexico 
Brazil 
Germany 
Mali 
France 

Pot 2
Spain 
Japan 
New Zealand 
England 
Iran 
USA

Pot 3
Costa Rica
North Korea 
Honduras 
Iraq 
Colombia 
Turkey 

Pot 4
Chile 
Paraguay 
Ghana 
Guinea 
Niger 
New Caledonia 

As per the rules of the draw, the 24 teams will be drawn into six groups of four teams each. No group shall have two teams from the same confederation, meaning India will avoid Japan, North Korea, Iran and Iraq in the group stage.

Furthermore, teams from the same pot will not be drawn together, hence India will also not have Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Mali and France as group stage opponents.

However, the Colts could face the likes of record European Under-17 champions Spain, England, Chile and Ghana in the World Cup’s early stages, therefore, qualification for the knockout stages will be a challenge for the hosts.

With Niger and New Caledonia, India are among the teams to have garnered zero points from the past five Under-17 World Cups. This year’s tournament will be the first time India have played in the Under-17 World Cup or any FIFA tournament for that matter.
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The draw will see India as part of an official FIFA event draw for the first time in history. India, as the host, will be drawn in Group A as the team A1. They are in Pot 1 alongside the likes of Mexico, Brazil and Germany.
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