2017 Schedule

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2017 Schedule
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44dDebayan Sen and Jonathan Selvaraj

To grow football, play more football

India needs more leagues, more games, more coaches too for the sport to improve, say experts.

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53dDebayan Sen and Jonathan Selvaraj

For India's U-17s, 'Arrows' route is way ahead

The 'Arrows' route consists of members of India's U-17 and U-19 teams teaming up to play as a separate club in the I-League.

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67dJonathan Selvaraj in New Delhi

After climbing ladder, India hit the wall

The 4-0 loss against Ghana in New Delhi on Thursday was a reminder of the gulf that remained between India and world-class competition.

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67dAgencies

Ruthless Ghana end India's first World Cup

Ghana beat India with goals from Eric Ayiah, Richard Danso and Emmanuel Toku, as the hosts finished their World Cup campaign last in the group.

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69dJonathan Selvaraj

The historic header that almost wasn't

Had India stuck to their usual corner routine against Colombia, Jeakson Singh would've been at the far post and unable to create history.

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69dArjun Namboothiri

All coming together for Sanjeev Stalin

Sanjeev Stalin left his modest home at the age of 10 with dreams of making a career in football. And he has already helped create a bit of history.

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69dJayaditya Gupta

Smells like teen spirit

The players at the Under-17 World Cup have raised the bar so high for themselves, the rest of us judge them as senior-level pros.

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70dJonathan Selvaraj

Jeakson Singh heads into Indian history

Two years ago, Jeakson Singh was cut from the U-15 team for being "too slow". After Monday, he is a part of Indian football folklore.

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70dJayaditya Gupta

Delhi sparks scenes unseen in Indian football

An emotional night at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, when India scored their first-ever World Cup goal, produced scenes of high drama.

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71dJonathan Selvaraj

Colombia clash India's best chance to open account

After a 3-0 opening day loss to the US, India will be hoping to put up a better show against Colombia, who lost 1-0 to Ghana in their opening game.

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71dDebayan Sen in Guwahati

What India and New Caledonia can learn from defeat

It's a frequently asked question. How do a group of boys, none older than 17, put behind the emotions of a heavy defeat at a World Cup?

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72dDebayan Sen

U.S. dominates in U-17 World Cup opener

Josh Sargent, Chris Durkin and Andrew Carleton scored goals as the U.S. had little trouble in a 3-0 win over India in front of 45,000 in New Delhi.

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73dJonathan Selvaraj in New Delhi

India announce themselves to the world

The final result was less than ideal, but that did little to dampen the enthusiasm of 46321 fans, who were all in Delhi to witness history.

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73dDebayan Sen in New Delhi

Defeated India can still hold heads high

A convincing 3-0 defeat might suggest otherwise, but India had plenty of positives and lessons to take away from their maiden World Cup match.

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73dESPN staff

India outclassed in first ever World Cup outing

Goals from Joshua Sargent, Christopher Durkin and Andrew Carleton helped USA beat hosts India 3-0 in their opening Group A match of the FIFA U17 WC.

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73dESPN staff

Gone in 60 seconds: India's ecstasy turns despair

Jaekson Singh made history by scoring India's first goal at the World Cup, but the hosts proceeded to concede immediately, losing 2-1 to Colombia.

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74dJonathan Selvaraj in Delhi

Underdogs India bank on home support in WC opener

India coach Luis Matos says the hosts will play as a unit and fight hard to stop the attack-minded US team in their U-17 World Cup opener.

2017 WC U17 Ladder

GROUP AGPWDLGDP
Ghana U173201+46
Colombia U173201+26
United States U173201+26
India U173003-80
GROUP BGPWDLGDP
Paraguay U173300+59
Mali U173201+46
New Zealand U173012-41
Turkey U173012-51
GROUP CGPWDLGDP
Iran U173300+99
Germany U173201-16
Guinea U173012-41
Costa Rica U173012-41
GROUP DGPWDLGDP
Brazil U173300+59
Spain U173201+56
Niger U173102-53
North Korea U173003-50
GROUP EGPWDLGDP
France U173300+119
Japan U173111+44
Honduras U173102-43
New Caledonia U173012-111
GROUP FGPWDLGDP
England U173300+99
Iraq U173111-14
Mexico U173021-12
Chile U173012-71

RankingsU-17 World Cup

Goal Difference-823rd
Goals Scored1Tied-21st
Assists1Tied-21st
Goals Conceded918th