On Wednesday, the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 ™ will feature a full round of sixteen knockout rounds with the two best players in the tournament.
Brazil and France, the only teams to complete the group stage with perfect three-game wins from three games, will kick off the knockout phase in the late kick-off phase. The hosts meet the well-known opponent Chile, who scored at the beginning of the tournament a break against Haiti. It was the first triumph of La Rojita in a U-17 final outside of their own country for over two decades.
Les Bleuets have drawn a draw for Australia and meet Noah Botic, Joeys’ talisman No9 and one of Brazil’s top scorers in 2019. Australia defeated Nigeria in the Group B final to reach the last sixteen. France has shown three impressive performances in Group C and secured victories against Chile, the Republic of Korea and Haiti.
In the first encounters on Wednesday, Japan face Mexico in Mexico and Senegal in Goiania. The Japanese are the only team in Brazil who have not conceded a goal while Mexico leaves eight Solomon Islands behind. The Young Lions of Teranga came second out of one of the most competitive groups in the tournament, including Japan and the Netherlands. Now they meet the runner-up in India 2017, who wants to go even further in Brazil and get the trophy for the first time.
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“There is no substitute in this team, there are players who play a bit more than the rest, and the Haiti game was an opportunity to give them a break.” We are a close-knit team of 21 players, each with one Role must play. “
France’s center-back Marvin Tshibuabua
Brazil, Mexico, and France have already won this competition six times. The Seleção are looking for four of their fourth titles, which they would pull within one of Nigeria’s record holders. Tournament debutants Senegal has already made history as they progressed to the knockout stages, but head coach Malick Daf and his squad are ambitious to achieve more.
Noah Botic (Forward, Australia)
The hero of the Joeys against Nigeria, Botic’s double-pack, gave his team the first victory against the Golden Eagles at a U-17 World Cup. His four goals are once faster than Dutchman Sontje Hansen in the Adidas Golden Boot race. If Australia leaves the favored Frenchman behind, the Hoffenheim youth player will almost certainly be on the scoresheet.
Riku Handa (defender, Japan)
He is a calm organizer of one of Brazil’s best defenses and is similar to Maya Yoshida, the senior team member of the senior national team. Handa will have to slow down Efrain Alvarez, Bruce El Mesmari and the rest of El Tri’s attack, who struggled to find the net early but came back in the final group stage.
FIFA U17 World Cup Brazil 2019 | Wednesday 6 November Matches