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2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup

KOCHI, GOA, NAVI MUMBAI, NEW DELHI, GUWAHATI, KOLKATA

USA Draws India, Ghana and Colombia in Group A of 2017 U-17 World Cup

CHICAGO (July 7, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team has been drawn into Group A with host India, Ghana and Colombia for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup which runs from Oct. 6-28 in India.

The USA opens group play against India on Oct. 6, followed by Ghana on Oct. 9 and Colombia on Oct. 12. The first two games will be played at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, while the third will be played at Dr. DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.

"Right now our team is chomping at the bit to get back into international completion because in our last experience, we walked away with a real sour taste in our mouth,” U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team head coach John Hackworth said. “This team has ambitions and the only way to satisfy some of those ambitions is to get back on the field and prove yourself once again. This is a fantastic opportunity for us. We are going to work very hard and very smart as we build towards the World Cup, but we are certainly excited about the chance."

A total of 24 countries will participate in the U-17 World Cup later this year and the tournament will be held in six cities throughout India: Kochi, Goa, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Guwahati, and Kolkata. The top two teams in each of the six four-team groups, as well as the four best third-place teams, will advance to the Round of 16 on Oct. 16, 17 and 18.

The championship and third-place matches take place Satday, Oct. 28, at the 66,600-capacity Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium in Kolkata.

2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Groups:
Group A: India (host), USA, Colombia, Ghana
Group B: Paraguay, Mali, New Zealand, Turkey
Group C: Iran, Guinea, Germany, Costa Rica
Group D: Korea DPR, Niger, Brazil, Spain
Group E: Honduras, Japan, New Caledonia, France
Group F: Iraq, Mexico, Chile, England

2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Group A Schedule:
Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m. ET: India vs. USA; Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
Oct. 9, 7:30 a.m. ET: Ghana vs. USA; Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m. ET: USA vs. Colombia; Dr. DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai

U.S. U-17 MNT Group A Opponents:
India has reached the U-17 World Cup for the first time in its federation’s history. The Blue Tigers only previous major FIFA tournaments came in the 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960 Olympic tournaments. The nation’s best finish was a fourth place showing in 1956. As hosts, India will look to capitalize on home field advantage and national support.

Colombia earns its sixth U-17 World Cup berth, and first since 2009. The team’s best finish came in 2003 and 2009, when they finished fourth in both tournaments. In their five tournament appearances since 1989, Columbia has posted a 7-9-7 overall record across 23 matches played.

Ghana makes their ninth U-17 World Cup appearance, and first since 2007. Qualifying for the World Cup by finishing second to Mali at the 2017 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations, the Black Stars have taken home the championship hardware twice in program history, 1991 and 1995 and come up just shy twice, taking silver in 1993 and 1997. In 43 games played from 1989 to 2007, Ghana has posted a 27-6-10 record, scoring 86 goals to 36 allowed. The Black Stars will present an athletic threat to the USA, as the two nations continue to build a special rivalry stemming from recent senior Men’s National Team World Cup encounters.

USA History at the FIFA U-17 FIFA World Cup
This is the 16th occasion that the USA has advanced to the U-17 FIFA World Cup. The USA’s best performance was a fourth-place finish at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship that included wins against New Zealand and Uruguay and was capped off by a 2-0 loss to Ghana in the third-place match in front of 15,675 spectators at North Harbour Stadium, in Auckland, New Zealand.

Most recently at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, the USA was unable to advance from a difficult Group A that included host Chile, Coratia and eventual tournament champion Nigeria.

USA’s Road to the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup
The U.S. enters the World Cup after finishing as runners up at the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. The USA went 3-0-0 in the group stage, finishing first in Group C over Mexico, Jamaica and El Salvador to earn one of the six spots in the classification stage. The win over Mexico marked the USA’s first-ever World Cup Qualifying victory against Mexico at the U-17 level and also ended El Tri’s 25-match unbeaten streak in CONCACAF U-17 Championship play.

In their two classification stage matches, the U-17 MNT defeated Honduras 3-0 and locked up a spot in the World Cup with a 6-2 victory against Cuba. In the Final, the U.S. fell to Mexico 5-4 in a penalty kick shootout after ending full time in a 1-1 draw.

U.S. goalkeeper Justin Garces, defenders Jaylin Lindsey and James Sands, midfielder Chris Durkin, and forward Josh Sargent earned CONCACAF U-17 Championship Best XI honors, with Garces receiving the Golden Glove award.

U.S. Soccer President at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Draw
U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati was on hand at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Draw in Mumbai as a special guest speaker and delivered an inspirational speech to the crowd. Gulati noted his connection to his birth country and the opportunity for Indian football the tournament promises.

“This tournament for me and for FIFA is about aspiration,” Gulati said. “Generally, we think about the aspirations of the players… but we don’t know who they are until they’ve played in this tournament and become stars afterwards. But they are aspiring when they play in the Under-17 World Cup… But it is also aspiration for India, aspiration for Indian football. We can bring those two things together and what’s been happening in the country over the last few years since this tournament was awarded to India is extraordinary.”

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Schedule

Date Time Matchup Venue Watch

Results

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ghana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Paraguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mali 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turkey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group C

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Guinea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group D

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Korea DPR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Niger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group E

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Honduras 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Caledonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group F

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group A

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
1 Oct. 6 Colombia vs. Ghana 7:30 a.m. | Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; New Delhi, India
2 Oct. 6
India vs. United States 10:30 a.m. | Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; New Delhi, India
13 Oct. 9
Ghana vs. United States 7:30 a.m. |
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; New Delhi, India
14 Oct. 9
India vs. Colombia 10:30 a.m. |
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; New Delhi, India
25 Oct. 12
Ghana vs. India 10:30 a.m. |
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; New Delhi, India
26 Oct. 12
United States vs. Colombia 10:30 a.m. |
Dr. DY Patil Stadium; Navi Mumbai, India

Group B

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
3 Oct. 6
New Zealand vs. Turkey 7:30 a.m. | Dr. DY Patil Stadium; Navi Mumbai, India
4 Oct. 6
Paraguay vs. Mali 10:30 a.m. |
Dr. DY Patil Stadium; Navi Mumbai, India
15 Oct. 9
Turkey vs. Mali 7:30 a.m. | Dr. DY Patil Stadium; Navi Mumbai, India
16 Oct. 9
Paraguay vs. New Zealand 10:30 a.m. |
Dr. DY Patil Stadium; Navi Mumbai, India
27  Oct. 12
Mali vs. New Zealand 7:30 a.m. |
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; New Delhi, India
28 Oct. 12
Turkey vs. Paraguay 7:30 a.m. |
Dr. DY Patil Stadium; Navi Mumbai, India

Group C

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
5 Oct. 7
Germany vs. Costa Rica 7:30 a.m. |
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; Goa, India
6 Oct. 7
Iran vs. Guinea 10:30 a.m. |
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; Goa, India
17 Oct. 10
Costa Rica vs. Guinea 7:30 a.m. |
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; Goa, India
18 Oct. 10
Iran vs. Germany 10:30 a.m. |
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; Goa, India
29 Oct. 13
Costa Rica vs. Iran 7:30 a.m. |
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; Goa, India
30 Oct. 13
Guinea vs. Germany 7:30 a.m. |
Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium; Kochi, India

Group D

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
7 Oct. 7
Brazil vs. Spain 7:30 a.m. |
Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium; Kochi, India
8 Oct. 7
Korea DPR vs. Niger 10:30 a.m. |
Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium; Kochi, India
19 Oct. 10
Spain vs. Niger 7:30 a.m. |
Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium; Kochi, India
20 Oct. 10
Korea DPR vs. Brazil 10:30 a.m. |
Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium; Kochi, India
31 Oct. 13
Niger vs. Brazil 10:30 a.m. |
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; Goa, India
32 Oct. 13
Spain vs. Korea DPR 10:30 a.m. |
Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium; Kochi, India

Group E

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
9 Oct. 8
New Caledonia vs. France 7:30 a.m. |
Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium; Guwahati, India
10 Oct. 8
Honduras vs. Japan 10:30 a.m. |
Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium; Guwahati, India
21 Oct. 11
France vs. Japan 7:30 a.m. |
Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium; Guwahati, India
22 Oct. 11
Honduras vs. New Caledonia 10:30 a.m. |
Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium; Guwahati, India
33 Oct. 14
France vs. Honduras 7:30 a.m. |
Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium; Guwahati, India
34 Oct. 14
Japan vs. New Caledonia 7:30 a.m. |
VivekanandaYuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium; Kolkata, India

Group F

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
11 Oct. 8
Chile vs. England 7:30 a.m. |
VivekanandaYuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium; Kolkata, India
12 Oct. 8
Iraq vs. Mexico 10:30 a.m. |
VivekanandaYuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium; Kolkata, India
23 Oct. 11
England vs. Mexico 7:30 a.m. |
VivekanandaYuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium; Kolkata, India
24 Oct. 11
Iraq vs. Chile 10:30 a.m. |
VivekanandaYuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium; Kolkata, India
35 Oct. 14
Mexico vs. Chile 10:30 a.m. |
Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium; Guwahati, India
36 Oct. 14
England vs. Iraq 10:30 a.m. |
VivekanandaYuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium; Kolkata, India

Round of 16

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
37 Oct. 16
2A vs. 2C 7:30 a.m. |
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; New Delhi, India
38 Oct. 16
1B vs. 3A/C/D 10:30 a.m. | Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; New Delhi, India
39 Oct. 17
1C vs. 3A/B/F 7:30 a.m. |
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; Goa, India
40 Oct. 17
1E vs. 2D 7:30 a.m. |
Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium; Guwahati, India
41 Oct. 17
1F vs. 2E 10:30 a.m. |
VivekanandaYuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium; Kolkata, India
42 Oct. 18
1A vs. 3C/D/E 7:30 a.m. |
Dr. DY Patil Stadium; Navi Mumbai, India
43 Oct. 17
2B vs. 2F 10:30 a.m. |
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; Goa, India
44 Oct. 18
1D vs. 3B/E/F 10:30 a.m. |
Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium; Kochi, India

Quarterfinals

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
45 Oct. 21
W38 vs. W41 10:30 a.m. |
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; Goa, India
46 Oct. 22
W37 vs. W44 10:30 a.m. |
VivekanandaYuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium; Kolkata, India
47 Oct. 22
W40 vs. W39 7:30 a.m. |
Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium; Kochi, India
48 Oct. 21
W43 vs. W42 7:30 a.m. |
Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium; Guwahati, India

Semifinals

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
49 Oct. 25
W46 vs. W45 7:30 a.m. |
Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium; Guwahati, India
50 Oct. 25
W48 vs. W47 10:30 a.m. |
Dr. DY Patil Stadium; Navi Mumbai, India

Third Place

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
51 Oct. 28
L49 vs. L50 7:30 a.m. |
VivekanandaYuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium; Kolkata, India

Final

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
52 Oct. 28
W49 vs. W50 10:30 a.m. |
VivekanandaYuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium; Kolkata, India
Jeonju World Cup Stadium; Jeonju, Korea Republic
Jeonju World Cup Stadium; Jeonju, Korea Republic
7:30 a.m. |
7:30 a.m. |
7:30 a.m. |
7:30 a.m. |
7:30 a.m. |
7:30 a.m. |
7:30 a.m. |
7:30 a.m. |
10:30 a.m. |

U.S. U-17 Men's National Team - 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup Stats

Record: 0-0-0

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Y/R


0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0
0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0
0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0
0 0/0

0 0 0 0
0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0
0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0
0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0
0/0

Own Goal



0

Totals


0 0 0 0 0 0/0

Opponent Totals


0 0 0 0 0 0/0

2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T


0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0

Totals

0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0

Opponent Totals

0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0

Updated through Oct. 6, 2017

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