Teams

qualified teams

A total of 24 teams qualified for the final tournament. In addition to India who qualified automatically as the hosts, 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.

Confederation

Qualifying Tournament

Qualified Teams

AFC (Asia)

2016 AFC U-16 Championship

India (Host Nation)

Iraq

Iran

Japan

North Korea

CAF (Africa)

2017 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations

Ghana

Guinea

Mali

Niger

CONCACAF (Central, North America & Caribbean)

2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship

Costa Rica

Honduras

Mexico

United States

CONMEBOL (South America)

2017 South American U-17 Championship

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Paraguay

OFC (Oceania)

2017 OFC U-17 Championship

New Caledonia

New Zealand

UEFA (Europe)

2017 UEFA European U-17 Championship

England

France

Germany

Spain

Turkey