2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup

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2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup
FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country  India
Dates 6–28 October 2017
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in 6 host cities)
2015
2019

The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup will be the 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the biennial international men's youth football championship contested by the U17 national teams of the member associations of FIFA. The tournament will be hosted by India between 6th and 28th of October 2017. This will be the first FIFA tournament hosted by the country.[1][2] The final will be held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on 28 October 2017.[3]

Should the competition be considered a success, the All India Football Federation has hinted at a FIFA U-20 World Cup & FIFA Club World Cup bid.[4]

Nigeria, the 2015 champions, will not be able to defend their title as they failed to reach the final round of the CAF qualifying tournament. In doing so, they became the first incumbent title holder since Switzerland in 2009 to fail to qualify for the subsequent tournament.

Host selection[edit]

Bids had to be submitted by 15 November 2013. The following four countries had submitted bids to host the tournament:[5][6]

FIFA revealed on 5 December 2013 (as part of their Executive Committee meeting in Salvador, Brazil) that India would be the host.[7][8]

Qualified teams[edit]

A total of 24 teams qualify for the final tournament. In addition to India who qualified automatically as hosts, the other 23 teams qualify from six separate continental competitions. Starting from 2017, the Oceania Football Confederation will receive an additional slot (in total two), while UEFA will have five instead of six slots.[9]

Confederation Qualifying tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) Host nation  India1
2016 AFC U-16 Championship  Iran
 Iraq
 Japan
 North Korea
CAF (Africa) 2017 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations  Ghana
 Guinea
 Mali
 Niger1
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship  Costa Rica
 Honduras
 Mexico
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2017 South American Under-17 Championship  Brazil
 Chile
 Colombia
 Paraguay
OFC (Oceania) 2017 OFC U-17 Championship  New Caledonia1
 New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship  England
 France
 Germany
 Spain
 Turkey
1.^ Teams that will make their debut.

Venues[edit]

The initial short-list of 10 venues in the host cities of New Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, Margao, Bangalore, Kolkata, Kochi, Guwahati, and Navi Mumbai[10] was announced in December 2013. Following the reception of FIFA's technical report, Kochi, Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Guwahati, Margao and Kolkata were provisionally selected as venues for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in May 2015.[11][12] The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi was the first venue to be provisionally selected. Navi Mumbai's DY Patil Stadium was the second stadium to be selected on 20th October 2016.[13] The FIFA delegation visited India between 19–25 October 2016 to evaluate the progress made towards the preparation in each of the six stadiums. After a thorough inspection, the 13-member FIFA team, along with 10 members of the Local Organising committee, ratified Kochi, Goa, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Guwahati, and Kolkata as venues for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Kolkata Kochi New Delhi
Salt Lake Stadium
(Upgraded)
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Capacity: 85,000[14][15] Capacity: 41,748 (75,000)[16][17][18] Capacity: 60,000[19]
Salt Lake Stadium - Yuva Bharati Krirangan , Kolkata - Calcutta 5.jpg Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi).jpg Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium CWG opening ceremony.jpg
2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup (India)
Navi Mumbai Guwahati Margao
DY Patil Stadium Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium Fatorda Stadium
Capacity: 55,000 Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 19,000
D Y Patil Sports Stadium.jpg Main Stand of the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati.jpg Fatorda Stadium.jpg

Organisation[edit]

The following were key milestones in the organisation of the tournament:

  • The official emblem was launched on 27 September 2016.[20]
  • On 19 December 2016, the Bank of Baroda became the first Indian company to sign up as a national supporter for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.[21] Hero MotoCorp also signed up on 16 March 2017.[22]
  • The mascot, a clouded leopard named Kheleo, was unveiled on 10 February 2017.[23]
  • The volunteer programme was launched on 6 March 2017.[24]
  • The match schedule and official slogan ("Football Takes Over") were unveiled on 27 March 2017.[25]

Emblem[edit]

Launched during the AFC U-16 Championship, which also serves as the first set of qualifiers for next year’s tournament, the emblem of the first-ever FIFA tournament in India was designed as a celebration of the country’s richness and diversity of cultures, with the main elements of the Indian Ocean, the banyan tree, the kite and the starburst – an integral part of the national identity.

Each of these elements has been selected for its deep significance in the culture of the country. The Indian Ocean that serves as the base of the emblem is an integral part of the subcontinent. The banyan tree is the national tree of India, deeply rooted in the culture and ethos of the country and under which rural communities traditionally gather to take all major decisions in its shade.

The kite is the symbol of freedom and fun. Popular across the country, it represents the soaring aspirations of India’s young and vibrant democracy. Finally, the starburst that sits on the top of the emblem evokes festivity and celebration, representing all the festivals that grace this multicultural country and making a statement that the FIFA U-17 World Cup will be a new festival for all calendars.

Shaped like the FIFA U-17 World Cup trophy, the emblem combines the global look of the beautiful game with a quintessentially Indian feel. It represents what the tournament stands for.[20]

Present at the event were FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Praful Patel, Chairman of the LOC and of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), AFC President Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa and Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel.

Draw[edit]

The draw will be held on 7 July 2017 in Mumbai.[26]

Squads[edit]

Each team must first name a preliminary squad of 35 players. From the preliminary squad, the team must name a final squad of 21 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline. Players in the final squad may be replaced due to serious injury up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match.[27]

Group stage[edit]

The top two teams of each group and the four best third-placed teams advance to the round of 16. The rankings of teams in each group are determined as follows (regulations Article 17.7):[27]

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings are determined as follows:

  1. points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. fair play points:
    • first yellow card: minus 1 point;
    • indirect red card (second yellow card): minus 3 points;
    • direct red card: minus 4 points;
    • yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points;
  5. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

All times are local, IST (UTC+5:30).[28]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 A2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 A3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage
4 A4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 6 October 2017. Source: FIFA

6 October 2017 (2017-10-06)
17:00
A3 Match 1 A4

6 October 2017 (2017-10-06)
20:00
A1 Match 2 A2

9 October 2017 (2017-10-09)
17:00
A4 Match 13 A2

9 October 2017 (2017-10-09)
20:00
A1 Match 14 A3

12 October 2017 (2017-10-12)
20:00
A4 Match 25 A1

12 October 2017 (2017-10-12)
20:00
A2 Match 26 A3

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 B1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 B2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 B3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage
4 B4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 6 October 2017. Source: FIFA

6 October 2017 (2017-10-06)
17:00
B3 Match 3 B4

6 October 2017 (2017-10-06)
20:00
B1 Match 4 B2

9 October 2017 (2017-10-09)
17:00
B4 Match 15 B2

9 October 2017 (2017-10-09)
20:00
B1 Match 16 B3

12 October 2017 (2017-10-12)
17:00
B4 Match 28 B1

12 October 2017 (2017-10-12)
17:00
B2 Match 27 B3

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 C1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 C2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 C3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage
4 C4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 7 October 2017. Source: FIFA

7 October 2017 (2017-10-07)
17:00
C3 Match 5 C4

7 October 2017 (2017-10-07)
20:00
C1 Match 6 C2

10 October 2017 (2017-10-10)
17:00
C4 Match 17 C2

10 October 2017 (2017-10-10)
20:00
C1 Match 18 C3

13 October 2017 (2017-10-13)
17:00
C4 Match 29 C1

13 October 2017 (2017-10-13)
17:00
C2 Match 30 C3

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 D1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 D2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage
4 D4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 7 October 2017. Source: FIFA

7 October 2017 (2017-10-07)
17:00
D3 Match 7 D4

7 October 2017 (2017-10-07)
20:00
D1 Match 8 D2

10 October 2017 (2017-10-10)
17:00
D4 Match 19 D2

10 October 2017 (2017-10-10)
20:00
D1 Match 20 D3

13 October 2017 (2017-10-13)
20:00
D4 Match 32 D1

13 October 2017 (2017-10-13)
20:00
D2 Match 31 D3

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 E1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 E2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 E3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage
4 E4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 8 October 2017. Source: FIFA

8 October 2017 (2017-10-08)
17:00
E3 Match 9 E4

8 October 2017 (2017-10-08)
20:00
E1 Match 10 E2

11 October 2017 (2017-10-11)
17:00
E4 Match 21 E2

11 October 2017 (2017-10-11)
20:00
E1 Match 22 E3

14 October 2017 (2017-10-14)
17:00
E4 Match 33 E1

14 October 2017 (2017-10-14)
17:00
E2 Match 34 E3

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 F1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 F2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 F3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage
4 F4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 8 October 2017. Source: FIFA

8 October 2017 (2017-10-08)
17:00
F3 Match 11 F4

8 October 2017 (2017-10-08)
20:00
F1 Match 12 F2

11 October 2017 (2017-10-11)
17:00
F4 Match 23 F2

11 October 2017 (2017-10-11)
20:00
F1 Match 24 F3

14 October 2017 (2017-10-14)
20:00
F4 Match 36 F1

14 October 2017 (2017-10-14)
20:00
F2 Match 35 F3

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

The four best teams among those ranked third are determined as follows (regulations Article 17.7):[27]

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;
  4. fair play points;
  5. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A Third Group A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 B Third Group B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 C Third Group C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Third Group D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 E Third Group E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 F Third Group F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 6 October 2017. Source: FIFA
Combinations of matches in the Round of 16

The specific match-ups involving the third-placed teams depend on which four third-placed teams qualified for the round of 16:[27]

  Combination according to the four qualified teams
Third-placed teams
qualify from groups
1A
vs
1B
vs
1C
vs
1D
vs
A B C D 3C 3D 3A 3B
A B C E 3C 3A 3B 3E
A B C F 3C 3A 3B 3F
A B D E 3D 3A 3B 3E
A B D F 3D 3A 3B 3F
A B E F 3E 3A 3B 3F
A C D E 3C 3D 3A 3E
A C D F 3C 3D 3A 3F
A C E F 3C 3A 3F 3E
A D E F 3D 3A 3F 3E
B C D E 3C 3D 3B 3E
B C D F 3C 3D 3B 3F
B C E F 3E 3C 3B 3F
B D E F 3E 3D 3B 3F
C D E F 3C 3D 3F 3E

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, no extra time shall be played and the winner shall be determined by a penalty shoot-out.[27]

 
Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 
                           
 
16 October — New Delhi
 
 
Runner-up Group A
 
22 October — Kolkata
 
Runner-up Group C
 
Winner Match 37
 
18 October — Kochi
 
Winner Match 44
 
Winner Group D
 
25 October — Guwahati
 
Third Group B / E / F
 
Winner Match 46
 
16 October — New Delhi
 
Winner Match 45
 
Winner Group B
 
21 October — Margao
 
Third Group A / C / D
 
Winner Match 38
 
17 October — Kolkata
 
Winner Match 41
 
Winner Group F
 
28 October — Kolkata
 
Runner-up Group E
 
Winner Match 49
 
17 October — Margao
 
Winner Match 50
 
Runner-up Group B
 
21 October — Guwahati
 
Runner-up Group F
 
Winner Match 43
 
18 October — Navi Mumbai
 
Winner Match 42
 
Winner Group A
 
25 October — Navi Mumbai
 
Third Group C / D / E
 
Winner Match 48
 
17 October — Guwahati
 
Winner Match 47 Third Place
 
Winner Group E
 
22 October — Kochi 28 October — Kolkata
 
Runner-up Group D
 
Winner Match 40 Loser Match 49
 
17 October — Margao
 
Winner Match 39 Loser Match 50
 
Winner Group C
 
 
Third Group A / B / F
 

Round of 16[edit]

16 October 2017 (2017-10-16)
17:00
Runner-up Group A Match 37 Runner-up Group C

16 October 2017 (2017-10-16)
20:00
Winner Group B Match 38 Third Group A / C / D

17 October 2017 (2017-10-17)
17:00
Winner Group C Match 39 Third Group A / B / F

17 October 2017 (2017-10-17)
17:00
Winner Group E Match 40 Runner-up Group D

17 October 2017 (2017-10-17)
20:00
Winner Group F Match 41 Runner-up Group E

17 October 2017 (2017-10-17)
20:00
Runner-up Group B Match 43 Runner-up Group F

18 October 2017 (2017-10-18)
17:00
Winner Group A Match 42 Third Group C / D / E

18 October 2017 (2017-10-18)
20:00
Winner Group D Match 44 Third Group B / E / F

Quarter-finals[edit]

21 October 2017 (2017-10-21)
17:00
Winner Match 43 Match 48 Winner Match 42

21 October 2017 (2017-10-21)
20:00
Winner Match 38 Match 45 Winner Match 41

22 October 2017 (2017-10-22)
17:00
Winner Match 40 Match 47 Winner Match 39

22 October 2017 (2017-10-22)
20:00
Winner Match 37 Match 46 Winner Match 44

Semi-finals[edit]

25 October 2017 (2017-10-25)
17:00
Winner Match 46 Match 49 Winner Match 45

25 October 2017 (2017-10-25)
20:00
Winner Match 48 Match 50 Winner Match 47

Third place match[edit]

28 October 2017 (2017-10-28)
17:00
Loser Match 49 Match 51 Loser Match 50

Final[edit]

28 October 2017 (2017-10-28)
20:00
Winner Match 49 Match 52 Winner Match 50

Sponsors[edit]

FIFA partners

National Supporters

Broadcasting rights[edit]

By Nation

Américas[edit]

Europe[edit]

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

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