As you know by now, the U.S. is the only country to qualify for every FIFA U-17 World Cup (formerly the FIFA U-16 World Championship) since the tournament’s inception in 1985 – a total of 13 tournaments.
Some other notable and seemingly perennial U-17 qualifiers:
|Brazil||11||2009 South American qualifying is currently underway|
|Argentina||9||With No. 10 possibly pending, see above|
|Nigeria||8||Three time winners, includes automatic bid as ‘09 host|
|Germany||7||Includes Germany FR (’85) and Germany DR (’87, ’89)|