ESPN lists five players that impressed for their respective teams, but will not be seen in the U-17 World Cup Monday onwards.
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Guinea coach Souleymane Camara feels the U-17 World Cup experience will bear fruit in six years' time, when the Africans will host the AFCON in 2023.
Despite being pushed all the way by Guinea, Germany were more clinical in front of goal, and entered the round of 16 with a 3-1 win.
It's almost unthinkable for a German team in the World Cup, but a 4-0 defeat against Iran has put their qualification in jeopardy.
Guinea, despite their near-perfect first touch, haven't been able to get the wins. They hope an increased emphasis on defence will pay off vs Germany.
Ricardo Montenegro's heroic effort under the bar helped Costa Rica hold Guinea to a 2-2 draw in a Group C match.
Goals from Allahyar Sayyad, Mohammed Sharifi and substitute Karimi Saeid helped Iran to a comfortable 3-1 win over Guinea in Group C.
ESPN presents five USA and African players to keep an eye out for in the upcoming Under-17 World Cup in India
A little over 500 players from 24 countries will be in India for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Here are the interesting bits about some of them.
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|New Zealand U17||3||0||1||2||-4||1|
|Costa Rica U17||3||0||1||2||-4||1|
|North Korea U17||3||0||0||3||-5||0|
|New Caledonia U17||3||0||1||2||-11||1|