India announce squad for FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

India U-17 national team players. Odisha Sports

India announced their 21-member squad for the upcoming FIFA U17 Women's World Cup on Wednesday, six days before their first match. The announcement was made via the All India Football Federation's twitter handle.

Here's what the squad looks like:

Goalkeepers: Monalisha Devi, Melody Chanu, Anjali Munda

Defenders: Astam Oraon, Kajal, Naketa, Purnima Kumari, Varshika, Shilky Devi

Midfielders: Babina Devi, Nitu Linda, Shailja, Shubhangi Singh

Forwards: Anita Kumari, Lynda Kom, Neha, Rejya Devi, Shelia Devi, Kajol D'Souza, Lavanya Upadhyay, Sudha Tirkey

India play women's football heavyweights United States of America in their first game on October 11. They will then play fellow debutants Morocco on October 14 before taking on one of the tournament favourites, Brazil, on October 17.

All of India's matches kick off at 8 PM and will be played in the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

This is how the other groups are constituted -

Group B: Chile, Germany, New Zealand, Nigeria

Group C: China, Colombia, Mexico, Spain

Group D: Canada, France, Japan, Tanzania

The top two teams from each group will make it to the quarterfinals, to be held across Navi Mumbai and Goa. The final is scheduled to be held in Navi Mumbai on October 30.