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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New Caledonia ended their maiden FIFA appearance at any level with a 1-1 draw against Japan, with captain Jekob Jeno scoring an 84th minute equaliser.
New Caledonia failed to win a single match in their maiden appearance at the World Cup but will return home with their reputation enhanced.
Honduras pumped in five goals without reply against tournament debutants New Caledonia to record an emphatic win in their second group game.
It's a frequently asked question. How do a group of boys, none older than 17, put behind the emotions of a heavy defeat at a World Cup?
New Caledonia were outclassed in the maiden World Cup outing, but did manage a consolation goal late on against heavyweights France.
So far, every New Caledonia player's dream has been to represent France. The two teams will meet for the first time ever in the U17 WC on Sunday.
|United States U17||3||2||0||1||+2||6|
|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|