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FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017 is the full details of the qualified teams from AFC(Asia), CAF(Africa), CONCACAF(North, Central America and the Caribbean), CONMEBOL(South America), OFC(Oceania) and UEFA(Europe).

Federation Internationale de Football Association or FIFA, the global head of International Football Association has started the U17 championship in the year 1985. This time, being the 17th edition of the competition, the hosts are India. A total of 24 teams qualified for the tournament. In addition to India, who qualified automatically as the hosts, the other 23 teams qualified from 6 different continental competitions. In this article of FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017, you get the comprehensive summary of all the qualified teams according to their continents.

FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017

fifa u17 world cup qualifiers 2017
FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017 Continental Cups

Before the official draw, the 24 qualified teams were divided into four team pots.

Pot 1- India, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Mali, France
Pot 2- Spain, Japan, New Zealand, England, Iran, USA
Pot 3- Costa Rica, DPR Korea, Honduras, Turkey, Iraq, Columbia
Pot 4- Chile, Paraguay, Ghana, Niger, Guinea, New Caledonia

Group Draws of U17 2017
FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017 Draw

The procedure for the FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017 is simple which is to win the Confederations Championship of that continent. There is a total of six championships, from which the different U17 teams emerge.

The Confederations with its Championships are as follows:

AFC(Asia) AFC U16 Championship
CAF(Africa) Africa Under-17 Championship
CONCACAF(North, Central America and the Caribbean) CONCACAF Under-17 Championship
CONMEBOL(South America) South American Under-17 Football Championship
OFC(Oceania) OFC U-17 Championship
UEFA(Europe) UEFA Under-17 Football Championship

The series of continents with their respective championships and the FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017 are given below:

Africa

the best teams of the African Continent. Ghana and Mali.
FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017 Ghana vs Mali

The Confederation of African Football or CAF represents the administrative and controlling body for African Association football. It represents the national football associations of Africa and holds all sorts of football competitions in the continent. CAF is also the biggest of the six continental confederations of FIFA.

The teams Ghana, Mali, Guinea and Niger have qualified for the FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 from Africa. They have reached the semi-finals of the U17 CAF Africa Cup 2017 in Gabon to represent the continent of Africa in FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 India.

Qualified Teams (4)
Ghana
Guinea
Mali
Niger

Asia

winners of 2016 AFC U16 champions Iraq
FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017 Iraq in AFC

The Asian Football Association or AFC is the governing body of association football in Asia and Australia excluding some of the transcontinental countries which are instead members of UEFA championship. One of the six continental confederations of FIFA, it was formed in Philippines having headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017 from this continent are India, Iran, Iraq, Japan and Korea DPR. These teams joined the host in qualifying for the FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 India by virtue of reaching the semi-finals of 2016 AFC U-16 Championship.

Qualified Teams (5)
India
Iran
Iraq
Japan
Korea DPR

North America, Central America and the Caribbean

Winners of this years CONCACAF
FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017 CONCACAF Team

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is the continental governing body for the football association in North America, which includes Central America and the Caribbean region. The primary functions of CONCACAF are to organize men’s as well as women’s World Cup qualifying tournaments and various other competitions.

The FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017 from this confederation are Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and USA. The 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship was held in Panama from mid of April to May this year. These countries secured the four available spots for FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 India.

Qualified Teams (4)
Costa Rica
Honduras
Mexico
USA

South America

CONBEMOL winners this year.
FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017 CONMEBOL winners

The CONMEBOL is the South American Football Confederation which is the continental governing body of association football in South America. It is the oldest continental confederation in the world. Its headquarters are situated in Paraguay. The World Cup qualifiers of CONMEBOL are considered to be the toughest in the world, due to the round robin system.

The South American U-17 Championship 2017 took place in Chile in between 11th to 24th of February this year. The teams to reach the semi-finals were Brazil, Chile, Columbia and Paraguay. Thus they booked the spot for the FIFA U17 World Cup 2017.

Qualified Teams (4)
Brazil
Chile
Columbia
Paraguay

Oceania

OFC champions this year.
FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017 Oceanian champions

OFC or Oceania Football Confederation is another continental confederation among the other six of FIFA. It consists of the international association football of New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and other Pacific island countries. OFC is dominated by islands where association football is the most predominant sport. It promotes the member nations to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.

The FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017 from this group are New Caledonia and New Zealand. They reached the finals of the 2017 OFC U-17 Championship which was held in Tahiti this time in the month of February to qualify for the FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 in India.

Qualified Teams (2)
New Caledonia
New Zealand

Europe

UEFA U17 championship 2017
FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017 UEFA U17

The continent’s football association is UEFA or Union of European Football Associations. It consists of 55 national association members. The UEFA Europe U-17 Championships were established in 1982. The current champions are Spain and also the most successful team is also Spain.

The FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017 from Europe are Spain, England, Turkey and Germany as they reached the semi-finals of the 2017 UEFA European U-17 Championship securing their place in the FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 in India. They will also be joined by France as they won a playoff match against Hungary.

Qualified Teams (5)
England
France
Germany
Spain
Turkey

Thus, in this article, you have got a clear perceptive of the FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifiers 2017. The 24 teams from different continents will battle among themselves for the title. We guarantee you one thing that this edition of FIFA U17 World Cup will be one of the most scintillating games to watch. Please post your valuable comments below on the qualified teams this year and enjoy reading.

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