The Black Stars of Ghana have been drawn against hosts India, the United States and Colombia for the upcoming Fifa U-17 World Cup.
At the draw held in Mumbai earlier today, Ghana received a tough draw, including a game against host nation India.
The tournament kicks off on October 6, and runs till October 28. Ghana qualified by placing second at the recent African junior championships.
As you’ll probably know, Ghana vrs India is a very famous match in Ghanaian history – when the Black Stars allegedly suffered their heaviest defeat ever, by 100-1 – to a spiritually backed Indian team. India were allegedly banned from Fifa competition due to this game.
Well, that was the story, it was never proven.
In October however, we’ll take on India once again, and we’ll know once and for all whether they still have those powers or not.
Full U-17 World Cup draw below..
FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Draw
Group A: India, USA, Colombia, Ghana
Group B: Paraguay, Mali, New Zealand, Turkey
Group C: Iran, Guinea, Germany, Costa Rica
Group D: Korea DPR, Niger, Brazil, Spain
Group E: Honduras, Japan, New Caledonia, France
Group F: Iraq, Mexico, Chile, England
Ghana’s U-17 male team has been drawn in Group A of the FIFA U-17 World alongside tournament hosts India, Colombia and USA.
The official draw for the tournament which will be staged between 6-28 October 2017, took place in Mumbai, India on Friday.
Ghana will take on Colombia in their opening group match on the first day of the tournament in the Indian capital New Delhi.
The Black Starlets will subsequently take on India and USA in the FIFA Youth World Cup which will be played in six venues across India.
Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin and management committee chairman Kweku Eyiah who attended the draw are also expected to inspect facilities at Ghana’s team base before they arrive in Ghana.
The Black Starlets who placed 2nd on the African continent earlier this year, are currently in camp as they intensify preparations for the World Cup