U-17 World Cup 2017 – The key clashes in Guwahati

first_imgU17 World Cup U-17 World Cup 2017 – The key clashes in Guwahati Shivayan Roy Last updated 2 years ago 22:56 19/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Indira Gandhi Athletic Int Stadium U17 World Cup Mexico U17 Chile U17 France U17 Japan U17 Counting down towards the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Goal provides you with a guide to the key clashes that are to be held at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium The Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, with a capacity of 30,000 spectators, is situated in Guwahati, the capital of the state of Assam. The venue is set to play host to the teams of Group E. Group E comprises Asian giants Japan, European heavyweights France, South American side Honduras and Under-17 World Cup debutants New Caledonia. The French have tasted success previously in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup going all the way to lift it back in 2001 in Trinidad and Tobago. They booked their spot in this edition’s tournament by beating Hungary in a FIFA Under-17 World Cup play-off on May 16, 2017. Japan, on the other hand, have qualified an impressive seven times but are yet to make an imprint in the FIFA Under-17 world Cup having progressed no further than the quarter-final stage on a couple of occasions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Since 2007, Honduras has managed to regularly qualify and play their part in the mega-event. In 2013 they even managed a quarter-final finish. As mentioned earlier the New Caledonia side will be making their first appearance at the FIFA U17 World Cup this year. They qualified by finishing as runners-up in the 2017 OFC U-17 Championship where they ultimately thrashed 7-0 by New Zealand in the finale.The venue will also host an important Group F game between Mexico and Chile. The key matches to look out for at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium are: jpnvfrancehondurasvnewcaledoniamexicovchilelast_img read more