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. Hosted across 6 venues in India, the tournament is expected to be a landmark event in the history of Indian Football commencing on October 6 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The winner of the tournament will be decided after a round of 52 games (36 group stage + 16 eliminators) on 28 October, at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata.

The football fever is well and truly on with the tournament set to kick-start next week. Along with the host city-India, talented youngsters from the best football teams in the world will be watched with the utmost scrutiny.

Starting from October 6-October 28, the focus of the world will be on India as the future superstars of world football will be taking their first step in their bid to reach the top. On this note, let’s take a look at the updated schedule of the FIFA U-17 World Cup and all the groups.

Groups:

Group A

India, USA, Colombia and Ghana

Group B

Paraguay, Mali, New Zealand, Turkey

Group C

Iran, Guinea, Germany and Costa Rica

Group D

DPR Korea, Niger, Brazil, Spain

Group E

Honduras, Japan, New Caledonia, France

Group F

Iraq, Mexico, Chile, England

October 6:

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

October 7:

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

October 8:

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

October 9:

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

October 10:

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

October 11:

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

October 12:

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

October 13:

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

October 14:

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 October 16:

[2A] V/S [2C] 17:00, Delhi- Match 37

[1B] V/S [3A/C/D] 20:00, Delhi- Match 38

October 17:

[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

October 18:

[1A] v/s [3C/D/E] 17:00, Navi Mumbai- Match 43

[1D] v/s [3B/E/F] 20:00, Kochi- Match 44

Quarter Finals October 21

[W43] vs [W42] 17:00, Guwahati-Match 45

[W38] vs [W41] 20:00, Goa- Match 46

October 22:

[W40] vs [W39] 17:00, Kochi- Match 47

[W37] vs [W44] 20:00, Kolkata- Match 48

Semi-Finals October 25:

[W46] vs [W45] 17:00, Guwahati- Match 49

[W48] vs [W47] 20:00, Navi Mumbai- Match 50

Playoff for third place October 28:

[L49] vs [L50] 17:00, Kolkata

Final October 28:

[W49] vs [W50] 20:00, Kolkata

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