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England, Germany, Spain, Turkey qualify for U-17 WC in India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

European football powerhouses England, and have qualified for the FIFA Under- 17 World Cup in after the latest round of the UEFA U-17 European Championship in Croatia.

beat Republic of Ireland 1-0 at Velika Gorica while defeated the Netherlands 2-1 at Zapresic in U-17 EURO quarter-finals to book their berths. They join and Turkey in qualifying for the prestigious FIFA tournament to be held in from October 6 to 28.

The fifth and final European spot for 2017 will be determined via a play-off between Hungary and France, the best-ranked losing quarter-finalists, on May 16 in Zagreb.

In the semifinals on Tuesday, will face at Varazdin, while Turkey take on at Zapresic.

For and Germany, this would be their second consecutive U-17 World Cup appearance. For Germany, it would be their 10th overall.

Iran, Iraq, and North Korea, besides hosts India have qualified from Asia, while Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Paraguay have done so from South America.

New Zealand and New Caledonia will represent Oceania while United States, Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras will do so from CONCACAF, continental football Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbeans.

The African qualifiers will be held from May 14 to 28 in Gabon.

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First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 15:07 IST