FIFA U-17 World Cup quarter-finals preview



Fri, 20 Oct 2017 - 08:07 GMT


Fri, 20 Oct 2017 - 08:07 GMT

Players of Mali celebrate after qualifying for quarter-finals, FIFA

Players of Mali celebrate after qualifying for quarter-finals, FIFA

CAIRO – 20 October: FIFA U-17 World Cup quarter finals starts on Saturday with an African derby between Ghana and Mali, the game that secures an African spot at the semi-finals.

Mali enters the game after defeating the only Arab team in the tournament, Iraq, with a score (5 -1), Mali depends on their top goal-scorer, Lassana Ndiaye, who scored five goals in the tournament.

Ghana hopes to continue their dominance over African teams in the tournament as they qualified to quarter finals after beating Niger (2-0) in the previous round.

In the second game of the day, USA hopes to continue their amazing run in the tournament when they meet England.

USA defeated Ghana, and India in the group stage, and lost to Colombia in their last game in the group before defeating Paraguay (5-0) in the round of 16.

England depends on their wonder kid, Phil Foden, who led England to the quarter finals without losing any point.

Spain will meet Iran on Sunday, and they hope that their striker, Abel Ruiz, continues with his amazing performance.

Iran defeated Guinea, Costa Rica and Germany in the group stage to qualify to round of 16 as the leader of their group; they also defeated Mexico in the round of 16.

Germany faces Brazil in the last game of the quarter finals in a tough game between two of the contenders for the title.

Brazil depends on Brenner Souza and Lincoln Corrêa while the Germans put all their hopes on their striker, Jann-Fiete Arp.



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