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The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup is the 17th FIFA U-17 World Cup, a biennial international football tournament contested by men's under-17 national teams. Organized by FIFA, the tournament is taking place in India between 6 and 28 October 2017, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 5 December 2013. The tournament marks the first time India have hosted a FIFA tournament and the first Asian hosted U-17 World Cup since 2013.

2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup
2017 फीफा U-17 विश्व कप
2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country  India
Dates 6–28 October 2017
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in 6 host cities)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 48
Goals scored 166 (3.46 per match)
Attendance 1,126,299 (23,465 per match)
Top scorer(s) France Amine Gouiri
Germany Jann-Fiete Arp
Mali Lassana Ndiaye (5 goals each)
2015
2019
All statistics correct as of 22 October 2017.

The matches are being played in 6 stadiums in six host cities around the country, with the final taking place at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, West Bengal. Twenty-three teams, besides the host India, managed to qualify for the tournament via participating in their various continental under-17 tournaments. In the first round of the tournament finals, the teams will compete in round-robin groups of four teams for points, with the top two teams in each group proceeding while the top four third placed teams will also advance. These 16 teams will advance to the knockout stage, where three rounds of play will decide which teams would participate in the final.

The reigning FIFA U-17 World Cup champions, Nigeria, will not have the opportunity to defend their title after failing to qualify for this edition. In failing to qualify, Nigeria became the first incumbent title holder since Switzerland in 2009 to fail to qualify for the subsequent edition.

Contents

Host selectionEdit

The bids for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup had to be submitted by 15 November 2013.[1] On 28 May 2013 it was announced by FIFA that Azerbaijan, India, Republic of Ireland, and Uzbekistan would bid for the hosting rights.[2]

Finally, on 5 December 2013, FIFA announced that India had won the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup hosting rights.[3]

Qualified teamsEdit

As host, India made their first ever appearance at the FIFA U-17 World Cup and their first appearance in the World Cup at any age level.[4] As well as India, New Caledonia and Niger will also be making their first appearances in the FIFA U-17 World Cup.[5]

The previous U-17 World Cup title holders, Nigeria, failed to qualify for this edition. In failing to qualify, Nigeria became the first nation since Switzerland in 2009 to fail to qualify for the next edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup after winning the previous edition.[6]

A total of 24 teams qualified for the final tournament. In addition to India, the other 23 teams qualified from six separate continental competitions. Starting from 2017, the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) will receive an additional spot (in total two spots), while UEFA will have five instead of six spots.[7]

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) Host Nation   India1
2016 AFC U-16 Championship   Iraq
  Iran
  Japan
  North Korea
CAF (Africa) 2017 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations   Ghana
  Guinea
  Mali
  Niger1
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship   Costa Rica
  Honduras
  Mexico
  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2017 South American Under-17 Championship   Brazil
  Chile
  Colombia
  Paraguay
OFC (Oceania) 2017 OFC U-17 Championship   New Caledonia1
  New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship   England
  France
  Germany
  Spain
  Turkey
1.^ Teams that will make their debut.

OrganizationEdit

PreparationEdit

The six venues selected for the tournament were given major renovations prior to the FIFA U-17 World Cup.[8] All the stadiums were given new bucket seats, new dressing rooms, new evacuation exits for fans, and new training grounds.[8] Javier Ceppi, the Local Organising Committee director, stated that despite work starting slowly, things eventually became quicker. "It has been a long process in the last two and half years. In India, it takes time to start things but once things start it kind of picks its own pace and in terms of implementation I always say that India is a very good country when it comes to implementation."[9]

EmblemEdit

The official emblem for the tournament was launched on 27 September 2016 at a hotel in Goa during the 2016 AFC U-16 Championship.[10] According to the press release from FIFA the emblem was designed "as a celebration of the country’s richness and diversity of cultures, with the main elements of the Indian Ocean, the banyan tree, the kite and the starburst, which is an interpretation of the Ashoka Chakra, an integral part of the national identity."[10]

TicketsEdit

Sales of tickets for the FIFA U-17 World Cup began on 16 May 2017 during a function in Delhi. Carles Puyol was present during the ticket sales launch as special guest.[11] General ticket sales officially began on 17 May 2017 at 19:11. The time was selected as a tribute to when Mohun Bagan defeated East Yorkshire Regiment in the IFA Shield in 1911, marking the first time an Indian football club defeated a British side in British India.[11] Tickets for the tournament were sold in four phases: Phase one only sold tickets for categories 1 to 3 at each venue with a 60% discount while phase two allowed people to buy tickets for all categories, but only if you are a Visa card holder, at a 50% discount. Phase three allowed anyone to buy tickets with a 25% discount while phase four had tickets at full price.[12] The attendance for matches breached the million mark in the final match of the Round of 16 of 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, which made India only the third nation after China and Mexico to register an attendance of over a million for the event.[13] India could beat the existing record of 1,230,976 set in the very first 1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship edition in China.

VenuesEdit

After being awarded the hosting rights for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, eight locations were shortlisted: Bengaluru, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune.[14] On 29 May 2015, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, and Pune were provisionally selected as host locations.[15] On 27 October 2016, FIFA officially announced Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Kochi, Kolkata, and Navi Mumbai as the official host cities for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.[16]

Kolkata Kochi New Delhi
Salt Lake Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Capacity: 66,600[17] *Capacity: 41,700[17] Capacity: 58,000[17]
     
2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup (India)
Navi Mumbai Guwahati Margao
DY Patil Stadium Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium Fatorda Stadium
Capacity: 58,300[17] Capacity: 23,800[17] Capacity: 16,200[17]
     

* Kochi Stadium capacity reduced to 29,000 by FIFA due to security reasons[18]

DrawEdit

The draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup was held on 7 July 2017 in Mumbai.[19] The draw was attended by former U-17 World Cup champions Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria) and Esteban Cambiasso (Argentina), as well as India senior international Sunil Chhetri and badminton player P. V. Sindhu.[19]

The 24 teams were drawn into six groups of four teams, with hosts India being allocated to position A1.[20] The rest of the teams were allocated into their respective pots based on a ranking which was built according to past performances during the last five FIFA U-17 World Cups.[20] Importance was given to the most recent U-17 World Cups.[20]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

RefereesEdit

FIFA's Referees' Committee selected 21 referees, representing all six confederations, to officiate at the U-17 World Cup: Seven from UEFA, four from CONMEBOL, three each from the AFC, CAF, and CONCACAF, and one from the OFC.[21] No referee from host country India were selected to officiate.[21]

Confederation Referee Assistant referees Support referee
AFC   Muhammad Taqi   Lee Tzu Liang
  Koh Min Kiat
  Ri Hyang-ok
  Ryuji Sato   Toru Sagara
  Hiroshi Yamauchi
  Nawaf Shukralla   Yaser Tulefat
  Ebrahim Saleh
CAF   Mehdi Abid Charef   Albdelhak Etchiali
  Anouar Hmila
  Gladys Lengwe
  Hamada Nampiandraza   Arsenio Marengula
  Yahaya Mahamadou
  Bamlak Tessema Weyesa   Olivier Safari
  Mark Ssonko
CONCACAF   Jair Marrufo   Frank Anderson
  Corey Rockwell
  Carol Chenard
  Ricardo Montero   Octavio Jara
  Juan Carlos Mora
  John Pitti   Gabriel Victoria
  Christian Ramírez
CONMEBOL   José Argote   Luis Murillo
  Carlos López
  Claudia Umpierrez
  Enrique Cáceres   Eduardo Cardozo
  Juan Zorrilla
  Sandro Ricci   Emerson de Carvalho
  Marcelo Van Gasse
  Gery Vargas   Juan Pablo Montaño
  Jose Alberto Antelo
OFC   Abdelkader Zitouni   Folio Moeaki
  Bernard Mutukera
  Anna-Marie Keighley
UEFA   Ovidiu Hațegan   Octavian Șovre
  Sebastian Gheorghe
  Kateryna Monzul
  Esther Staubli
  Bobby Madden   David McGeachie
  Alastair Mather
  Anastasios Sidiropoulos   Polychronis Kostaras
  Lazaros Dimitriadis
  Artur Soares Dias   Rui Barbosa Tavares
  Paulo Alexandre Santos Soares
  Anthony Taylor   Gary Beswick
  Adam Nunn
  Clément Turpin   Nicolas Danos
  Cyril Gringore
  Slavko Vinčić   Tomaz Klancnik
  Andraz Kovacic

SquadsEdit

Each team's squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup will consist of 21 players.[22] Each participating national association had to confirm their final 21-player squad by 21 September 2017.[22] A total of 504 players will be participating in the tournament. The squads were announced by FIFA on 26 September 2017.[23][24]

Group stageEdit

The top two teams of each group and the four best third-placed teams advance to the round of 16. The rankings of teams in each group are determined as follows (regulations Article 17.7):[25]

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings are determined as follows:

  1. points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. fair play points:
    • first yellow card: minus 1 point;
    • indirect red card (second yellow card): minus 3 points;
    • direct red card: minus 4 points;
    • yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points;
  5. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

All times are local, IST (UTC+5:30).[26]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Ghana 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 6 Knockout stage
2   Colombia 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
3   United States 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
4   India (H) 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
Source: FIFA
(H) Host.

6 October 2017 (2017-10-06)
17:00
Colombia   0–1   Ghana
Report

6 October 2017 (2017-10-06)
20:00
India   0–3   United States
Report
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
Attendance: 46,351
Referee: Gery Vargas (Bolivia)

9 October 2017 (2017-10-09)
17:00
Ghana   0–1   United States
Report

9 October 2017 (2017-10-09)
20:00
India   1–2   Colombia
Report

12 October 2017 (2017-10-12)
20:00
Ghana   4–0   India
Report

12 October 2017 (2017-10-12)
20:00
United States   1–3   Colombia
Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Paraguay 3 3 0 0 10 5 +5 9 Knockout stage
2   Mali 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
3   New Zealand 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1
4   Turkey 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
Source: FIFA

6 October 2017 (2017-10-06)
17:00
New Zealand   1–1   Turkey
Report
DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Attendance: 9,727
Referee: John Pitti (Panama)

6 October 2017 (2017-10-06)
20:00
Paraguay   3–2   Mali
Report

9 October 2017 (2017-10-09)
17:00
Turkey   0–3   Mali
Report
DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Attendance: 18,323
Referee: Muhammad Taqi (Singapore)

9 October 2017 (2017-10-09)
20:00
Paraguay   4–2   New Zealand
Report

12 October 2017 (2017-10-12)
17:00
Turkey   1–3   Paraguay
Report
DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Attendance: 8,895
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

12 October 2017 (2017-10-12)
17:00
Mali   3–1   New Zealand
Report

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Iran 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9 Knockout stage
2   Germany 3 2 0 1 5 6 −1 6
3   Guinea 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1
4   Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1
Source: FIFA

7 October 2017 (2017-10-07)
17:00
Germany   2–1   Costa Rica
Report
Fatorda Stadium, Margao
Attendance: 12,329
Referee: Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria)

7 October 2017 (2017-10-07)
20:00
Iran   3–1   Guinea
Report
Fatorda Stadium, Margao
Attendance: 12,329
Referee: José Argote (Venezuela)

10 October 2017 (2017-10-10)
17:00
Costa Rica   2–2   Guinea
Report
Fatorda Stadium, Margao
Attendance: 6,717
Referee: Bobby Madden (Scotland)

10 October 2017 (2017-10-10)
20:00
Iran   4–0   Germany
Report
Fatorda Stadium, Margao
Attendance: 8,267
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)

13 October 2017 (2017-10-13)
17:00
Costa Rica   0–3   Iran
Report

13 October 2017 (2017-10-13)
17:00
Guinea   1–3   Germany
Report
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Attendance: 9,250
Referee: John Pitti (Panama)

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9 Knockout stage
2   Spain 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6
3   Niger 3 1 0 2 1 6 −5 3
4   North Korea 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0
Source: FIFA

7 October 2017 (2017-10-07)
17:00
Brazil   2–1   Spain
Report
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Attendance: 21,362
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)

7 October 2017 (2017-10-07)
20:00
North Korea   0–1   Niger
Report

10 October 2017 (2017-10-10)
17:00
Spain   4–0   Niger
Report

10 October 2017 (2017-10-10)
20:00
North Korea   0–2   Brazil
Report

13 October 2017 (2017-10-13)
20:00
Spain   2–0   North Korea
Report
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Attendance: 14,544
Referee: José Argote (Venezuela)

13 October 2017 (2017-10-13)
20:00
Niger   0–2   Brazil
Report
Fatorda Stadium, Margao
Attendance: 15,830
Referee: Bobby Madden (Scotland)

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 3 3 0 0 14 3 +11 9 Knockout stage
2   Japan 3 1 1 1 8 4 +4 4
3   Honduras 3 1 0 2 7 11 −4 3
4   New Caledonia 3 0 1 2 2 13 −11 1
Source: FIFA

8 October 2017 (2017-10-08)
17:00
New Caledonia   1–7   France
Report

8 October 2017 (2017-10-08)
20:00
Honduras   1–6   Japan
Report

11 October 2017 (2017-10-11)
17:00
France   2–1   Japan
Report

11 October 2017 (2017-10-11)
20:00
Honduras   5–0   New Caledonia
Report

14 October 2017 (2017-10-14)
17:00
France   5–1   Honduras
Report

14 October 2017 (2017-10-14)
17:00
Japan   1–1   New Caledonia
Report
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 44,665
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   England 3 3 0 0 11 2 +9 9 Knockout stage
2   Iraq 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
3   Mexico 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
4   Chile 3 0 1 2 0 7 −7 1
Source: FIFA

8 October 2017 (2017-10-08)
17:00
Chile   0–4   England
Report
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 46,154
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

8 October 2017 (2017-10-08)
20:00
Iraq   1–1   Mexico
Report
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 55,800
Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania)

11 October 2017 (2017-10-11)
17:00
England   3–2   Mexico
Report
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 48,620
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)

11 October 2017 (2017-10-11)
20:00
Iraq   3–0   Chile
Report
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 50,286
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)

14 October 2017 (2017-10-14)
20:00
England   4–0   Iraq
Report
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 56,372
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)

14 October 2017 (2017-10-14)
20:00
Mexico   0–0   Chile
Report

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

The four best teams among those ranked third are determined as follows (regulations Article 17.7):[25]

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;
  4. fair play points;
  5. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A   United States 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6 Knockout stage
2 E   Honduras 3 1 0 2 7 11 −4 3
3 D   Niger 3 1 0 2 1 6 −5 3
4 F   Mexico 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
5 B   New Zealand 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1[a]
6 C   Guinea 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1[a]
Source: FIFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ranked by disciplinary points (New Zealand: –6 pts; Guinea: –9 pts).
Combinations of matches in the Round of 16

The specific match-ups involving the third-placed teams depend on which four third-placed teams qualified for the round of 16:[25]

  Combination according to the four qualified teams
Third-placed teams
qualify from groups
1A
vs
1B
vs
1C
vs
1D
vs
A B C D 3C 3D 3A 3B
A B C E 3C 3A 3B 3E
A B C F 3C 3A 3B 3F
A B D E 3D 3A 3B 3E
A B D F 3D 3A 3B 3F
A B E F 3E 3A 3B 3F
A C D E 3C 3D 3A 3E
A C D F 3C 3D 3A 3F
A C E F 3C 3A 3F 3E
A D E F 3D 3A 3F 3E
B C D E 3C 3D 3B 3E
B C D F 3C 3D 3B 3F
B C E F 3E 3C 3B 3F
B D E F 3E 3D 3B 3F
C D E F 3C 3D 3F 3E

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, no extra time shall be played and the winner shall be determined by a penalty shoot-out.[25]

BracketEdit

v · t · e 


 
Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 
                           
 
16 October — New Delhi
 
 
  Colombia 0
 
22 October — Kolkata
 
  Germany 4
 
  Germany 1
 
18 October — Kochi
 
  Brazil 2
 
  Brazil 3
 
25 October — Guwahati
 
  Honduras 0
 
  Brazil
 
16 October — New Delhi
 
  England
 
  Paraguay 0
 
21 October — Margao
 
  United States 5
 
  United States 1
 
17 October — Kolkata
 
  England 4
 
  England (pen.) 0 (5)
 
28 October — Kolkata
 
  Japan 0 (3)
 
Winner Match 49
 
17 October — Margao
 
Winner Match 50
 
  Mali 5
 
21 October — Guwahati
 
  Iraq 1
 
  Mali 2
 
18 October — Navi Mumbai
 
  Ghana 1
 
  Ghana 2
 
25 October — Navi Mumbai
 
  Niger 0
 
  Mali
 
17 October — Guwahati
 
  Spain Third Place
 
  France 1
 
22 October — Kochi 28 October — Kolkata
 
  Spain 2
 
  Spain 3 Loser Match 49
 
17 October — Margao
 
  Iran 1 Loser Match 50
 
  Iran 2
 
 
  Mexico 1
 

Round of 16Edit

16 October 2017 (2017-10-16)
17:00
Colombia   0–4   Germany
Report

16 October 2017 (2017-10-16)
20:00
Paraguay   0–5   United States
Report

17 October 2017 (2017-10-17)
17:00
Iran   2–1   Mexico
Report
Fatorda Stadium, Margao
Attendance: 5,529
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)

17 October 2017 (2017-10-17)
17:00
France   1–2   Spain
Report

17 October 2017 (2017-10-17)
20:00
England   0–0   Japan
Report
  Penalties  
5–3
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 53,302
Referee: José Argote (Venezuela)

17 October 2017 (2017-10-17)
20:00
Mali   5–1   Iraq
Report
Fatorda Stadium, Margao
Attendance: 9,240
Referee: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)

18 October 2017 (2017-10-18)
17:00
Ghana   2–0   Niger
Report

18 October 2017 (2017-10-18)
20:00
Brazil   3–0   Honduras
Report

Quarter-finalsEdit

21 October 2017 (2017-10-21)
17:00
Mali   2–1   Ghana
Report

21 October 2017 (2017-10-21)
20:00
United States   1–4   England
Report
Fatorda Stadium, Margao
Attendance: 16,148
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)

22 October 2017 (2017-10-22)
17:00
Spain   3–1   Iran
Report
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Attendance: 28,436
Referee: Gery Vargas (Bolivia)

22 October 2017 (2017-10-22)
20:00
Germany   1–2   Brazil
Report
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 66,613
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)

Semi-finalsEdit

25 October 2017 (2017-10-25)
17:00
Brazil   Match 49   England

25 October 2017 (2017-10-25)
20:00
Mali   Match 50   Spain

Third place matchEdit

28 October 2017 (2017-10-28)
17:00
Loser Match 49 Match 51 Loser Match 50

FinalEdit

28 October 2017
20:00
Winner Match 49 Match 52 Winner Match 50

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1
2
3
4
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Iran 5 4 0 1 13 5 +8 12
6   Ghana 5 3 0 2 8 3 +5 9
7   United States 5 3 0 2 11 7 +4 9
8   Germany 5 3 0 2 10 8 +2 9
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9   France 4 3 0 1 15 5 +10 9
10   Paraguay 4 3 0 1 10 10 0 9
11   Colombia 4 2 0 2 5 7 −2 6
12   Japan 4 1 2 1 8 4 +4 5
13   Iraq 4 1 1 2 5 10 −5 4
14   Honduras 4 1 0 3 7 14 −7 3
15   Niger 4 1 0 3 1 8 −7 3
16   Mexico 4 0 2 2 4 6 −2 2
Eliminated at the group stage
17   Guinea 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1
  New Zealand 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1
19   Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1
20   Turkey 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
21   Chile 3 0 1 2 0 7 −7 1
22   New Caledonia 3 0 1 2 2 13 −11 1
23   North Korea 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0
24   India 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0

GoalscorersEdit

Note: Players in bold are still active in the competition.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal
2 own goals

BroadcastingEdit

FIFA released the media licensing rights for the U-17 World Cup on 21 September 2017.[27] In India, the official broadcaster is Sony TEN and Sony ESPN.[28] In the United States, the tournament is being broadcast on Fox Sports 2 while the United Kingdom has the tournament broadcast on Eurosport.[29]

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