U-17 World Cup Draw: Short profile of the three teams Ghana will face

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The FIFA Under-17 World Cup official draw has just concluded, and Ghana  has finally come to know its Under-17 national team’s opponents in the tournament’s group stages.

With the World Cup getting underway on the 6th of October, the draw had been widely anticipated by Ghanaian  football fans. As we have come to know the results now, here are the three teams Ghana will face in the tournament’s group stage.

Here is a short profile of the three teams Ghana will face in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup group stage:

INDIA

Coach:Luís Norton de Matos

Under 16 Asian Championship:Appearances     7 (first in 1990) ,Best result  Quarter-final (2002)

Under 16 South Asian Championship:Appearances   3 (first in 2011) ,Best result  Champions (2013)

U-17 World Cup record :India will for the first time  play the under 17 world cup  tournament as host .

USA

Coach: John Hackworth

U-17 World Cup record, best result: Debut in 1985, fourth place in 1999.

Qualification for India 2017: Finished in the top four at the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship 2017.

Last appearance at FIFA Under-17 World Cup, result: 2015, group stage exit.

Key players: Justin Garces, Josh Sargent

Colombia

Coach: Orlando Restrepo

U-17 World Cup record, best result: Debut in 1989, fourth place in 2003 and 2009.

Qualification for India 2017: Finished in the top four at the South American Under-17 Championship 2017.

Last appearance at FIFA Under-17 World Cup, result: 2009, fourth place.

Key players: Juan Penaloza, Jaminton Campaz

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