New Delhi: The FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 which began on October 6 this month has reached its business end with 16 teams from 24 making it to the last 16. Colombia, Germany, Paraguay, Iran, Mexico, France, Spain, England, Japan, Mali, Iraq, Ghana, Niger, Brazil and Honduras are the final sixteen.
This is the first time in the sport of football that any Indian team at any level is taking part in a World Cup. This is of course by the virtue of being hosts. While Nigeria, who have won this tournament a record five times before, are not taking part in this year’s edition of the cup, Brazil, who have been three-time winners will go in as favourites. Here you can catch all the details of how the points table in the tournament is unfolding.
The other contenders include Ghana and Mexico, who have both won the tournament twice each, as well as one-time former champions France.
The 24 teams in the competition have been divided into six different groups. India have been clubbed with United States, Colombia and Ghana in Group A. Brazil find themselves in Group D which also has North Korea, Niger (not to be confused with Nigeria) and Spain.
France, who are in Group E, have New Caledonia, Honduras and Japan bunched with them. Meanwhile, Mexico in Group F, find themselves with Iraq, Chile and England.