Bengaluru, September 22: India on Thursday (September 21) announced the 21-member squad for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup to be held from October 6.
The Indian football will make history as this will be the first ever Indian team to participate in a FIFA World Cup and as hosts, India have been drawn in Group A alongside USA, Colombia and Ghana.
The Indian team host USA on October 6, followed by Colombia and Ghana on October 9 and October 12 respectively and all the Group A games will be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.
“We believe that we are prepared for the FIFA U-17 World Cup We have worked hard and made progress, but at the same time we go directly to a high level competition against some of the best teams in the world,” de Matos said in a statement released from All India Football Federation.
“We will fight to win each match even if there is only five percent chance of winning. We will not give up and nothing is impossible in football. We plan to show the world that we are on the same page as them,” he added.