Two-time champions Ghana have been drawn alongside hosts India, United States and Colombia at the 2017 Fifa Under-17 World Cup.
The Black Starlets, winners of the 1991 and 1995 edition of the U17 World Cup, were placed in Group A of the 24-team competition and are scheduled to kick off their campaign against Colombia on October 6.
Paa Kwasi Fabin’s young lads who were the first African team to qualify for this year’s U17 World Cup but set second behind Mali at the Afcon will go up against the USA on October 9 before playing their last group game against India three days later. The Black Starlets will play all their group game at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.
The other three African delegates – Mali, Guinea, and World Cup debutants Niger were drawn into Groups B, C and D respectively.
Six cities are hosting the tournament – New Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Goa, Guwahati and Kolkata which will likewise host the finals have been earmarked for October 6-28.
The main two teams from the six groups will be joined by the four best third-placed teams for the round of 16 staged slated to begin on October 16.
The quarterfinals games will be held on October 21 and 22 taken after by the two semi-finals around the same time, October 25 in Guwahati and Navi Mumbai, while the third-place game and the final have both been scheduled for the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on October 28.