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England U17s will be based in Kolkata for their World Cup group stage games in India

Tuesday 11 Jul 2017
The FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 mascot Kheleo with the trophy at the official draw ceremony in Mumbai

England Under-17s will be based in Kolkata for their group stage games at this year’s FIFA U17 World Cup in India.

The draw for the competition was made in Mumbai last week, when the Young Lions were drawn out alongside Chile, Iraq and Mexico in Group F.

FIFA U17 World Cup
  • 6 - 28 October 2017
  • Group F: Chile, England, Iraq, Mexico
  • England v Chile: Sunday 8 October
  • Mexico v England: Wednesday 11 October
  • England v Iraq: Saturday 14 October

And the dates for those games have been confirmed, with all three of England’s games taking place at the 66,000 capacity Vivekanada Yuba Stadium in Kolkata.

Steve Cooper’s side, who qualified for the competition after reaching the U17 Euro Final in May, will open their World Cup campaign against Chile on Sunday 8 October, before playing Mexico three days later on Wednesday 11 October.

The final group match with Iraq will be played out on Saturday 14 October, after which the competition enters the knock-out stages.

Head coach Cooper, who was assistant coach to Neil Dewsnip at the last U17 World Cup in Chile two years ago, was at the draw on Friday.

Former U17 World Cup winner Nwankwu Kanu helped to make the draw for the 2017 edition in India

By FA Staff