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Countdown to 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India – 100 days to go

FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

Today, June 28 marks 100 days to go for 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India and the excitement continues to grow as India prepares to host the country’s biggest football event to date.

Tournament Director for the Local Organising Committee of 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Javier Ceppi said, “It is a matter of pride for India to host its first World Cup and now, the countdown is about to hit double digits. We are sure that all the football fans in the country will be counting the days until the start of the Tournament and they will come out and show their support”.

The 24 teams that have qualified for the highly anticipated event include India (Host), Iran, Iraq, Japan, Korea DPR (AFC), New Caledonia, New Zealand (OFC), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay (CONMEBOL), Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, USA (CONCACAF), England, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey (UEFA), Mali, Niger, Ghana and Guinea (CAF).

The fate of the teams will be decided on July 7 in Mumbai, when the Official Draw takes place.

India is now just 100 days away from hosting the next generation of international football stars. In different editions of the tournament, the likes of Ronaldinho, Andres Iniesta, Gianluigi Buffon, Francesco Totti and Neymar first dazzled on the international stage. Indians now have the opportunity to see the Neymars and Tottis of the future in their very own country.

The wait is nearly over for fans to come and witness the first FIFA tournament in the country, with 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup India just around the corner. Tickets are available under:

(AIFF Media)