FIFA U17 World Cup Teams 2017 is the details of participating teams India, Iraq, Iran, Japan, North Korea, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, United States, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, New Caledonia, New Zealand, England, France, Germany, Spain and Turkey in the U17 Cup.
The main structure of the U17 football World Cup since the inception in 1985 consists of group stage matches which advance to the final through the knockout phases. Four teams in each group play against each other and try their best to get the top position of that group. There were 16 teams in the U17 World Cup divided into four groups of four teams each from 1985 to 2005. During that time the top two teams of each group advanced to the quarterfinals directly. But since 2007 FIFA U17 World Cup, there was another stage added between the group stage and the quarterfinal, which is the Round of 16. The tournament expanded from 16 teams to 24 teams divided into six groups of four teams each. The top two teams of each group along with four best scoring third place teams advance to the round of 16. This year too, 24 teams are ready to participate in the 2017 U17 Football World Cup hosted by India and here goes the full detail of FIFA U17 World Cup Teams 2017.
- FIFA U17 World Cup Teams 2017
- India [Host]
- Iraq [AFC-Asia]
- Iran [AFC-Asia]
- Japan [AFC-Asia]
- North Korea [AFC-Asia]
- Ghana [CAF-Africa]
- Guinea [CAF-Africa]
- Mali [CAF-Africa]
- Niger [CAF-Africa]
- Costa Rica [CONCACAF]
- Honduras [CONCACAF]
- Mexico [CONCACAF]
- United States [CONCACAF]
- Brazil [CONMEBOL-South America]
- Chile [CONMEBOL-South America]
- Colombia [CONMEBOL-South America]
- Paraguay [CONMEBOL-South America]
- New Caledonia [OFC-Oceania]
- New Zealand [OFC-Oceania]
- England [UEFA-Europe]
- France [UEFA-Europe]
- Germany [UEFA-Europe]
- Spain [UEFA-Europe]
- Turkey [UEFA-Europe]
FIFA U17 World Cup Teams 2017
Besides the U17 World Cup hosting nation India, 23 FIFA U17 World Cup Teams will participate in the 2017 edition of the tournament starting from 6th October. 4 teams from AFC (Asia), 4 teams from CAF (Africa), 4 teams from CONCACAF (Central, North America and Caribbean), 4 teams from CONMEBOL (South America), 2 teams from OFC (Oceania), 5 teams from UEFA (Europe) and the hosting nation India are the FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 Qualified teams.
|Confederation||Qualifying Tournament||Qualified Teams|
|AFC (Asia)||2016 AFC U-16 Championship||Iraq
|CAF (Africa)||2017 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations||Ghana
|CONCACAF (Central, North America and Caribbean)||2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship||Costa Rica
|CONMEBOL (South America)||2017 South American Under-17 Championship||Brazil
|OFC (Oceania)||2017 OFC U-17 Championship||New Caledonia
|UEFA (Europe)||2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship||England
Defending Champion Nigeria will not participate in the 2017 edition of the tournament as they failed to qualify from the 2017 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations competitions. They became the only team after Switzerland to remain unqualified in the tournament as the defending champion.
The hosting nation India is ready to give their best in the upcoming U17 World Cup and as the preparation, they did pretty well in the last 5 matches they played. They first tied with Italy with 1-1 and 0-0 score in the first two matches then surprisingly defeated them by 3-0 score in the Lazio Cup. They were also succeeded to remain undefeated in the last two matches that they played against Serbia and Macedonia.
Iraq won the AFC U-16 Championship in 2016 and qualified as the first team from Asia to participate in the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup. Before this year, Iraq has participated in the 2013 edition of World Cup which they could not get past the group stage. With their new coach Ali Hadi, Iraq is now ready to give their best in the India-hosted world Cup.
Iran successfully qualified for the U17 Football World Cup three times before this year, in 2001, 2009 and 2013. They could not make it after the group stage in the 2001 edition but successfully went to the round of 16 in 2009 and 2013. They are definitely one of the best teams in Asia to qualify as the FIFA U17 World Cup Teams 2017.
Before this 2017 edition, Japan already participated 7 times till now in the U17 Football World Cup, in 1993, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013. They reached the round of 16 in 2013. Japan played the quarterfinals of FIFA U17 World Cup twice in 1993 and 2011. They are undoubtedly the best hope of Asia in this new edition of the tournament.
North Korea [AFC-Asia]
North Korea qualified and participated in the FIFA U17 Football World Cup four times till now. They could not make past the group stage in 2011 but reached the round of 16 twice in 2007 and 2015. The best result came for North Korea when they made till the quarterfinals of 2005 FIFA U17 World Cup, and the fans are hoping for a repeat this year.
Ghana U17 Football team, famously known as the Black Starlets, participated the U17 FIFA World Cup 9 times till now. They won the World Cup twice in 1991 and 1995. Ghana also became the runners-up twice till date in 1993 and 1997. They are undoubtedly one of the most deserving FIFA U17 World Cup Teams 2017 in the tournament.
Guinea U17 Football team has participated 4 times previously in the FIFA U17 World Cup. Their best result came when they achieved the fourth place in the inaugural U17 Football World Cup in 1985. Guinea was not able to get past the group stage in the last edition of the world cup and finished with 1 draws and 2 losses.
One of the best FIFA U17 World Cup Teams 2017, Mali, was the runner-up of 2015 edition of the U17 World Cup. Besides their last world cup’s achievement, they also reached the quarterfinals two more times till now, in 1997 and 2001. Besides the U17 Football world cup, Mali also has amazing achievements in African U-17 Championship.
The Niger national under-17 football team will make their debut in the FIFA U17 world cup this year. After getting the fourth place in the African U-17 Championship in 2017, they have earned their qualification to enter the world cup. Fans are expecting a marvellous performance from Niger in their debut world cup.
Costa Rica [CONCACAF]
Among the all 16 edition of FIFA U17 World Cup since its inception in 1985, Costa Rica had earned the qualification 9 times to participate in the cup. They reached the quarter finals four times consecutively from 2001 to 2001. Costa Rica also reached the quarterfinals in the last 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup and proved themselves as one of the best teams from the American continent.
Honduras has qualified for 5 times in FIFA U-17 World Cups till now. Their best result came in 2013 when they reached the FIFA U-17 Football World Cups quarterfinals. Under the guidance of their new coach José Valladares, Honduras is determined to give their best and to prove them as one of the best FIFA U17 World Cup Teams 2017.
Mexico has participated 13 of the 17 FIFA U17 World Cup events till now. They won the cup two times in 2005 and 2011. They hosted the world cup and became the champion in 2011, and by doing it they became the only nation to host and won the tournament. Besides being the two times champion, Mexico also achieved the second place in 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup.
United States [CONCACAF]
United States U17 football team has participated 16 out of 17 world cups till now, and just missed the 2013 U17 world cup. The team has their full-time residency program at the IMG Soccer Academy in Florida. They achieved their best result when they finished in the fourth place of the 1999 FIFA U17 World Cup. The United States is now ready to shine in their full glory in the 2017 world cup.
Brazil [CONMEBOL-South America]
Brazil U17 team, or famously known as the Seleção Sub-17, is definitely one of the best FIFA U17 World Cup Teams 2017 to participate this year. They have won the world cup three times till now in 1997, 1999 and 2003. Besides being the 3-times champion, Brazil also achieved the second place in 1995 and 2005 FIFA U17 World Cup. They reached the quarterfinals in the last FIFA U17 Football World Cup in 2015.
Chile [CONMEBOL-South America]
Chile qualified 3 times in the FIFA U17 World Cup as the South American team. They first qualified for the 1993 World Cup where they became the third place winner, and again qualified in the 1997 edition of the cup. Chile automatically qualified for the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup as they hosted the edition and reached the round of 16. They will definitely try their best this time to be one of the best FIFA U17 World Cup Teams 2017.
Colombia [CONMEBOL-South America]
Columbia participated in the under-17 World Cup 5 times till now. They participated in the 1989, 1993, 2003, 2007 and 2009 edition of the cup. Their best results came when they achieved the fourth place twice in 2003 and 2009 edition of the world cup. Besides their world cup performance, they also won the South American Under-17 Football Championship in 1993.
Paraguay [CONMEBOL-South America]
Paraguay was qualified 3 times till now in the U17 Football World Cup, as they became the South American participant in 1999, 2001 and 2015. Their best result came when they reached the quarterfinals in 1999 edition of the FIFA U17 World Cup. Paraguay undoubtedly will try to be one of the strongest FIFA U17 World Cup Teams 2017 this time.
New Caledonia [OFC-Oceania]
New Caledonia will participate in the FIFA U17 World Cup for the first time in 2017. They have earned their qualification while becoming the runner-up of 2017 OFC U-17 Championship. Under the guidance of their long-serving coach Kamali Fitialeata, New Caledonia will definitely try to show their talent in the FIFA U17 World Cup.
New Zealand [OFC-Oceania]
New Zealand U17 Football team, famously known as the Young All Whites, qualified for the FIFA U17 world cup 7 times till now. They participated in the cup in 1997, 1999, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015. They reached the round of 16 three times in 2009, 2011 and 2015. Besides playing the U17 World Cup, New Zealand also hosted the tournament in 1999.
England became the runner-up of UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in 2017 and earned their qualification in the FIFA U17 World Cup. They are one of the strongest FIFA U17 World Cup Teams 2017. With their current coach Steve Cooper along with his assistant Mike Marsh, England will hopefully try to give their best performance in the 2017 edition of the World Cup.
France earned their qualification in the FIFA U17 World Cup 5 times till now in 1987, 2001, 2007, 2011 and 2015. They won the prestigious cup in 2001 and reached the quarterfinals three times in 1987, 2003 and 2011. In the last edition of World Cup in 2015, England reached the round of 16. Fans are expecting that they will put their full effort to be one of the marvellous FIFA U17 World Cup Teams 2017.
Just like their senior team, German U17 football team also considered as one of the most consistent youth squad in the football world. They became the runner-up of the FIFA U17 World Cup in 1985 and achieved the third place twice in 2007 and 2011. Retired German player Christian Wück is the current coach of the national U17 squad.
Spain U17 team, famously known as La Rojita or the Little Red One, is one of the most revered FIFA U17 World Cup Teams 2017. They became the runners-up thrice till now in 1991, 2003 and 2007. Spain also achieved the third place in U17 World Cup twice in 1997 and 2009. They won the UEFA European U-17 Championship in 2017 and earned their qualification in the World Cup.
The Turkish U17 squad has participated in the U17 football world cup twice till now. They first participated in 2005 and earned the fourth place. Turkey again qualified for the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2009 and reached the quarterfinals. Besides their world cup performance, they also won the UEFA U-17 European Championship in 2005.
From 3-times World Cup champion Brazil to the host nation India, all the teams will try their best to be the winner of the 2017 edition of the U17 FIFA World Cup. And all the fans are also hoping for their beloved teams to put their mark in the upcoming edition of the cup. So hope for the best and don’t forget to let us know which FIFA U17 World Cup Teams 2017 you are supporting in the comment box below.