On Thursday October 12, 2017 teams of Group A and Group B played their final match of group stages to qualify for the Round of 16. The teams that faced each other are:
|Group A||Group B|
|Colombia U-17 vs USA U-17
Ghana U-17 vs India U-17
|Mali U-17 vs New Zealand U-17
Turkey U-17 vs Paraguay U-17
MALI U-17 vs NEW ZEALAND U-17:
On October 12, 2017 Mali and New Zealand played their match at 17:00 IST at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi where Mali’s win against New Zealand at the U-17 World Cup 2017 secured a spot into the Round of 16 after an assured 3-1 victory over New Zealand. Mali had an impressive comeback after a narrow defeat on their first match against Paraguay. The goal scorers from Mali were Salam, Djmoussa, N’Diaye at 18th, 50th and 82nd minute respectively and from New Zealand it was Spragg at 72nd minute.
TURKEY U-17 vs PARAGUAY U-17:
Turkey and Paraguay played their final match of the group stage at 17:00 IST at Dr. DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai. Paraguay after defeating Turkey by 3-1 holds a perfect record in Group B of winning all the three matches. The goal scorers of the match from Paraguay are G.Bogado, F.Cardozo, A.Galeano at 41st, 43rd and 61st minute and from Turkey is Kerem at 90+3 minute.
INDIA U-17 vs GHANA U-17:
India faced Ghana on their final match of Group A at 20:00 IST at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi where Ghana topped Group A after defeating India with the score of 4-0. Ghana holds the top position in Group A because of their victory against India which gave them a goal difference of +4 against Colombia and USA. Ayiah scored a brace which took Ghana to the top place of Group A and booked its spot in the Round of 16. The goal scorers were Ayiah at 43rd and 52nd minute, Danso at 86th minute and Toku at 87th minute.
COLOMBIA U-17 vs USA U-17:
Colombia and USA faced each other for the spot in the Round of 16 at 20:00 IST at Dr. DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai. Colombia’s sensational 3-1 win against USA meant they finished on six points with USA and Ghana, where Ghana topped the group with a goal difference of +4. Colombia finished top of USA due to their win on Thursday after which both finished with the same goal difference of +2.
However, USA set to secure its spot on one of the four berths which will go to the best third-placed teams. (Schedule|Time Table)