Cambiasso, Kanu to join Chhetri and Sindhu in FIFA U-17 WC draw

The draw, which will be held in Mumbai on July 7th, will split the 24 participating nations into four groups of six teams each.

Cambiasso currently plays for Greek side Olympiacos and has 52 senior caps for his country.   -  Getty Images

Football legends Nwankwo Kanu, Esteban Cambiasso, Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri and Olympic badminton silver medal winner P.V. Sindhu will be the star attractions at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup draw that will take place in Mumbai on July 7th.

 

Argentine Cambiasso made a name for his tenacious work in the midfield for hugely successful Inter Milan side, where he played most of his career before moving the English Premier League and helping Leicester City scrape through the relegation battle. The midfielder currently plays for Greek side Olympiacos and has 52 senior caps for his country. 

Like Cambiasso, Kanu is a Champions League winner (Ajax, 1995) and two-time African player of the year. While he made his breakthrough at Ajax, and later moved to Inter Milan, it was with English Premier League side Arsenal that he made his mark. The Nigerian was part of Arsenal's 'Invincibles' season (2003-04) and went on to play for English sides West Bromwich Albion and Portsmouth before retiring. He won the Under-17 World Cup in 1993.

The draw will split the 24 participating nations into four groups of six teams each. India being the host nation will be placed in Group A by default. The first match will be played on October 6th at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai while the final will be hosted at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on October 28th.