These are exciting times for Indian football.

India is set to host a FIFA World Cup and participate in it for the first time. The under-17 World Cup begins on October 6 in New Delhi and Mumbai, and the whole nation has been gripped by the euphoria of hosting an elite football tournament.

Indian cricket team's captain Virat Kohli took to Twitter to convey his wishes to the U-17 boys ahead of the showpiece event.

The Indian team is drawn in Group A alongside Ghana, Colombia and United States of America. The hosts face the USA on October 6, followed by Colombia and Ghana on October 9 and October 12 respectively at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

Feature image: Twitter/Virat Kohli