PREVIEW- 05.10.2017: India are now on the verge of a history. The India football team are all set to play their first ever world cup match on Friday evening at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi in the Group A League match of FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, against United states of America. It was less than four years when FIFA decided to host the U-17 World cup in India and give them a chance to participate in the mega tournament.

USA, undoughtly one of strong team in the competition and it will be a real hard time for the Indians to combact the tough situations. In fact India have to face the strong challenge of Colombia and Ghana in the Group apart from USA.

While interacting before the match at New Delhi,John Hackworth, the coach of USA said, “We’ve played India once before, we were successful against them. But it wasn’t in the opening game of the World Cup, it wasn’t them hosting a World Cup. My feeling is that, and from the information I’ve heard, there’s going to be a very loud crowd.”

India had a good practice sessions in India and abroad prior to the tournament in last twelve months under the Portuguese coach Luis Norton de Matos. The Indian side had some impressive results in the freindly matches but it will be a real testing time for them on Friday evening in the inargual match. The Indian coach Norton are quite aware that his team will face a strong challange from the Americans as he said“ USA will be strong in attack and we have to prepare to counter their attack. We have to be strong in defence.”

The match will kick off at 8 pm IST
        USA u17 World Cup Team 

        Pos.	Player
	GK	Alexander Budnik
	GK	Justin Garces
	GK	CJ dos Santos  
	DF	George Bello
	DF	Sergino Dest
	DF	Chris Durkin
	DF	Chris Gloster
	DF	Jaylin Lindsey
	DF	James Sands
	DF	Tyler Shaver
	DF	Akil Watts 
	MF	George Acosta
	MF	Taylor Booth
	MF	Blaine Ferri
	MF	Chris Goslin
	MF	Alex Mendez
	MF	Indiana Vassilev 
	FW	Ayo Akinola
	FW	Andrew Carleton
	FW	Ulysses Llanez
	FW	Jacobo Reyes
 	FW	Bryan Reynolds Jr
 	FW	Josh Sargent 
        COACH - John Hackworth - USA

Year 	        Position 	 
China     1985 	Gr Stage 	 
Canada    1987 	Gr Stage 	 
Scotland  1989 	Gr Stage 	 
Italy     1991 	Qr-Finals 	 
Japan     1993 	Qr-Finals 	 
Ecuador   1995 	Gr Stage 	 
Egypt     1997 	Gr Stage 	 
N.Zealand 1999  4th Place   
T&T       2001 	Gr. Stage 	 
Finland   2003 	Qr-Finals   	 
Peru      2005 	Qr-Finals  	 
S.Korea   2007 	R- 16 	 
Nigeria   2009 	R-16 	 
Mexico    2011 	R-16 	 
UAE       2013 	Did not qualify
Chile     2015 	Gr Stage 	  

CONCACAF U-17 Championship ( 17 APPEARANCE)
    1983: CHAMPION 
    1992: CHAMPION 
    2011: CHAMPION 

       INDIA  u17 World Cup Team 

 	GK Dheeraj Singh
 	GK Prabhsukhan Gill
 	GK Sunny Dhaliwal 

 	DF Boris Singh
        DF Jitendra Singh
        DF Anwar Ali
        DF Sanjeev Stalin
        DF Hendry Antonay
        DF Namit Deshpande
 	MF Suresh Singh

        MF Ninthoinganba Meetei
    	MF Amarjit Singh Kiyam
    	MF Abhijit Sarkar
    	MF Komal Thatal
    	MF Lalengmawia
    	MF Jeakson Singh
    	MF Nongdamba Naorem
    	MF Rahul Kannoly Praveen
    	MF Md. Shahjahan
        FW Rahim Ali
        FW Aniket Jadhav 
        COACH: Luis Norton de Matos