By Eric Yaw Donkoh

The twinkle twinkle little Black Starlets of Ghana left Accra yesterday to the United Arab Emirates [Abu Dhabi] to intensify their training program ahead of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

The Black Starlets whilst camping in the UAE will play a number of warm-up games with yet to be named opponents as coach Paa Kwesi Fabian is preparing to fine-tuning his squad before the tournament takes off on October 06 in New Delhi, India .

Six cities – Goa, Guwahati, Kochi, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai, and New Delhi will host the 24-nation tournament.

Below are the 24 qualified teams:

Africa: Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger

Asia: India (as hosts), Iran, Iraq, Japan, Korea DPR

Europe: England, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey

North, Central America & Caribbean: Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, USA

Oceania: New Caledonia, New Zealand

South America: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay.

Ghana are drawn in Group A alongside host [India], Colombia and the United States of America.

Below is the full draw:

Group A: India, USA, Colombia, Ghana

Group B: Paraguay, Mali, New Zealand, Turkey

Group C: Iran, Guinea, Germany, Costa Rica

Group D: Korea DPR, Niger, Brazil, Spain

Group E: Honduras, Japan, New Caledonia, France

Group F: Iraq, Mexico, Chile, England