Following a request from the All India Football Federation to hold the group matches of the FIFA U‑17 World Cup India 2017 in which India are playing in New Delhi, and the fruitful discussions between the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and the local government, FIFA has agreed to amend the match schedule as follows:
Group A, featuring the home team, which is automatically seeded as A1, will be based in New Delhi and teams of Group B will be based in Navi Mumbai. Matches for the knockout stage remain as planned before.
In less than ten days – on Friday, 7 July 2017 at 19:00 local time – the draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 will take place at the Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai.
Besides India, who are automatically qualified as hosts, the following teams have booked their tickets to the competition: Iran, Iraq, Japan, Korea DPR (AFC); New Caledonia, New Zealand (OFC); Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay (CONMEBOL); Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, USA (CONCACAF); England, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey (UEFA); Mali, Niger, Ghana, and Guinea (CAF).