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FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup: Everything you need to know about India’s opponents

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FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup: India’s Opponents FIFA U17 World Cup – India will make their FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup debut this year after receiving automatic qualification as the host nation. They will feature in Group A of the event, which runs from October 11 to 30, alongside the United States, Brazil and Morocco, who finished second in 2008. Follow live updates from FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup on InsideSport.IN

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FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup: Everything you need to know about India’s Group A opponents – Check Out

FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup: Everything you need to know about India’s Group A opponents – Check Out

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FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup: Everything you need to know about India’s Group A opponents – Check Out

India managed to avoid facing all the former champions of the U-17 World Cup, which are Spain, France, Japan, South Korea and North Korea, who have ended up winning this event since its inception in 2008. They will now look to finish in the top two in their group and advance to the quarter-finals. Notably, no host nation has ever reached the semi-finals in the event’s previous six editions, all losing in the group stages.

On October 11, India face the USA, followed by a match against Morocco on October 14. India and Brazil will play their final group match on October 17. All India’s matches will be played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup: Everything you need to know about India’s Group A opponents – Check Out

The USA is the top-ranked team in the FIFA Women’s Rankings, but their U17 World Cup performances have not reflected this. They have never progressed to the knockout stage apart from a runner-up finish in 2008.

Although the United States has never played India in international women’s soccer, American midfielder Mia Bhuta is of Indian heritage and was born in Pittsburgh. During the World Cup qualification in the Dominican Republic, she was captain of the team. In 2022, the team won the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship, defeating Mexico 2-1 in the final. During the tournament, they outscored their opposition 58-1 in seven games.

FIFA U17 Women's World Cup: Everything you need to know about India's Group A opponents - Check Out
FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup: Everything you need to know about India’s Group A opponents – Check Out

FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup: Everything you need to know about India’s Group A opponents – Check Out

Morocco, like India, will be participating in their first FIFA Women’s World Cup at any level. Morocco, known as the ‘Atlas Lionesses’, look set to be India’s easiest opponents in the group. They earned their place in the 2022 African U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers by defeating Ghana in the fourth and final round. Morocco won 2-0 at home in Rabat after losing the first leg 2-0 in Accra, then won the penalty shoot-out 4-2 to secure their top spot in the tournament.

FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup: Everything you need to know about India’s Group A opponents – Check Out

India’s potentially toughest group game will be against Brazil. Brazil have the best record of the three Group A teams. They will be playing in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup for the sixth time, having previously reached the quarter-finals in 2010 and 2012.

FIFA U17 Women's World Cup: Everything you need to know about India's Group A opponents - Check Out
FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup: Everything you need to know about India’s Group A opponents – Check Out

They have also been the best this year. They won the South American U-17 Women’s Championship in Uruguay in 2022 and finished third to qualify for the World Cup. Brazil won all three matches in the final stage, defeating third-placed Chile (8-0), Paraguay (3-0) and Colombia (1-0), to win the South American U-17 title for the fourth time.

FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup: Everything you need to know about India’s Group A opponents – Check Out

Follow live updates from Fifa U17 Women’s World Cup on InsideSport.IN

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