Favourites USA not taking India lightly at u-17 World Cup

From Africa are Ghana, Guinea, Mali and Niger who reached the semi-finals of the 2017 CAF Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Gabon to take Africa's spots at India 2017. "Listen to your coaches, get your massages done, eat at the right time, sleep at the right time, so that when the World Cup finishes, you don't have any regrets", said Chhetri.

"This cycle of players is unique in terms of the quality, depth and work ethic of the group", US head coach John Hackworth said as he unveiled his squad.

Asserting that every team in the group is tough, the coach said despite these things his team will control the proceedings and will aim to do well in the meet.

"As part of the ongoing Official Trophy Experience, we mark the final milestone in the run-up to the Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup India 2017". "We played them a little over a year ago, and the score wasn't indicative of how they played". After missing a spot in the squad in 2013, Tirkey's focus was last year's tournament.

"We are extremely happy with the progress we see here; from our last inspection a lot of development already taking place and that's extremely encouraging". This is the opener, and this environment is on their side. I see this World Cup as a step forward for the future. Participation certificates will be presented to each member of each official team delegation. "I believe today, if I am considered a good defender and drag-flicker, it is because of the strong base and exposure we got during the junior team days", he says. "We would keep monitoring closely, would closely work with the government of Kerala to make sure that all the readiness is there and all the compliance is there for the World Cup", Ceppi said.

"It's always hard to face an African side in this age group", the 52-year-old added.Brazil have been dealt a severe blow after star striker Vinicius Junior, who has drawn comparisons with Paris-Saint Germain's Neymar, was denied release by his club Flamengo. It may be a clash between their attack and India's defence.

"There is number 9, there are centre fowards and may different players, we have to be very respectful (of India)", the 47- year-old added. Their first match is against team USA.

"At this stage, we have to try and scout India best and field an XI which we think will have the best chance of succeeding against India".

"We move together as a team".

  • Leroy Wright