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2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup

2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup
2017 के फीफा अंडर -17 विश्व कप
Tournament details
Host country India
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)

The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup will be the 17th tournament of the FIFA U-17 World Cup. FIFA revealed on 5 December 2013 (as part of their Executive Committee meets in Salvador, Brazil), that India will be the host.[1][2] This will be the first time India will host an international football competition at a worldwide level.

Should the competition be considered a success, the India Football Federation has hinted at an Under 20 World Cup bid.[3]

Host selection

On 5 December 2013, FIFA announced that the tournament would be held in India. Bids had to be submitted by 15 November 2013. The following four countries had submitted bids to host the tournament:[4][5]

Host cities

India will choose six host cities from a shortlist of eight. They are New Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Kolkata, Kochi and Guwahati.[6]


In addition to host nation India, 23 nations will qualify from 6 separate continental competitions.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 2016 AFC U-16 Championship TBD
CAF (Africa) 2017 African Under-17 Championship TBD
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship TBD
CONMEBOL (South America) 2017 South American Under-17 Championship TBD
OFC (Oceania) 2017 OFC U-17 Championship TBD
UEFA (Europe) 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship TBD
Host nation  India


  1. ^ "Official: India to host U-17 World Cup in 2017".  
  2. ^ "FIFA launches 2014 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust". 5 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "India may get to host FIFA Club World Cup".  
  4. ^ "FIFA Executive Committee fully backs resolution on the fight against racism and discrimination". FIFA. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  5. ^ South Africa did not bid for World Cup
  6. ^ "India to host 2017 Under-17 FIFA World Cup". 5 December 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 

External links

  • Official website
  • FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 News at
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