India, as the host country, is automatically qualified for the FIFA U-17 FIFA World Cup 2017.
The Road to India
North, Central America and Caribbean
Ghana, Guinea, Mali and Niger reached the semi-finals of the 2017 CAF Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Gabon to take Africa’s spots at India 2017.
Iraq, Iran, Japan and Korea DPR joined the hosts in qualifying for India 2017 by virtue of reaching the semi-finals of the 2016 AFC U-16 Championship.
Spain, Turkey, England and Germany reached the 2017 UEFA European U-17 Championship semi-finals and, in doing so, secured berths at India 2017. They will be joined by France, who won a play-off match against Hungary.
The 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship was held in Panama from 21 April to 7 May 2017. Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and USA secured the four available spots for India 2017.
The 2017 OFC U-17 Championship was held in Tahiti from 11 to 24 February 2017. New Caledonia and New Zealand reached the OFC final to qualify for India 2017.
The 2017 South American U-17 Football Championship took place from 23 February to 19 March 2017 in Chile. Paraguay, Chile, Brazil and Colombia collected the four available slots.