India are set to create footballing history on Friday when the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 gets under way. The World Cup, which will feature 24 teams, is the first FIFA event in any age group to be held in India. This is also the first time that India will be participating in a FIFA event at any level.
The teams, representing FIFA's six confederations, have been divided into six groups of four.
India have been placed in Group A alongside USA, South American giants Colombia and two-time winners Ghana. The Indian boys will face the Americans on 6 October before locking horns with Colombia and Ghana on October 9 and October 12, respectively.
While you may watch the Premier League or La Liga obsessively, and may eagerly stay up at odd hours every four years to watch the Cristiano Ronaldos and Lionel Messis in action at the World Cup, how much do you really know about the U-17 event? This is the very tournament where players like Neymar Jr, Cesc Fabregas and Toni Kroos first stormed into the limelight. This is where future stars take their first steps towards greatness.
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