Groups C and D will play in the second round of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019. The match between the reigning Asian champion Japan and the current European kings, the Netherlands, is the Sunday’s election. Following their two consecutive continental titles, the Oranje want to leave their mark on the global stage and follow in the footsteps of the 2017 World Champion, England, who has not qualified this time.
In the other match in Group D, USA, which has more than any other country in the competition, they compete against newcomers to the tournament in Senegal.
Group C seems to be too close to make a call. France, Chile and the Republic of Korea are all big names in world football, although their achievements in the age group are still relatively modest. Les Tricolores will start with easy favorites in the opening game against La Roja, while the Taeguk Warriors will be on the right foot with a win against Haiti.
US coach Raphael Wicky
“I’ve advised my players to make the most of the tournament and not take anything for granted – many people like to be in our shoes and it goes without saying that we’re happy to be here You will be confronted with new situations both on and off the field, and if you become a pro later, this experience will be useful for you, our main goal is to maintain our momentum, we just have to see where to go that leads us. “
France has had problems with Spanish-speaking teams that have been eliminated four times in a row: Spain 2007, Mexico 2011, Costa Rica 2015 and Spain 2017. The French will be relieved that their meeting with Chile is a group match and not a knockout game is.
Ki-Jana Hoever (Netherlands)
Hoever stands out from the crowd thanks to his superb visibility and serenity on the ball. The Liverpool defender trains with his club’s first team and is the youngest player ever to play for him in the FA Cup. Reds coach Jürgen Klopp is a big fan of the young Dutchman and his confidence. “It’s a pleasure to see him play,” said the German.
Jeong Sangbin (South Korea)
Sangbin was one of the architects for qualifying his team for Brazil in 2019. The striker joined the AFC Asian U-16 Championships in 2018 as a sub-five player and scored three goals, including the winner in the quarter-final against India. The South Korean hopes he can do so much in Brazil in the coming weeks.
Day 2 Matches | FIFA U17 World Cup Brazil 2019 Fixtures | Sunday 27 October
Game 1 | France vs Chile | 17:00 local time Brazil
Game 2 | USA vs Senegal | 17:00 local time Brazil
Game 3 | Japan vs Netherlands | 20:00 local time Brazil
Game 4 | Korea Republic vs Haiti | 20:00 local time Brazil