Iran vs Guinea: 5 players to watch out for

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Nation India has started to glow in its youth flare as U17 World cup with expectation skiing high from the very beginning lifts off. Young shining talents settle themselves to make their mark on the first major worldwide competition on Indian soil.

In an intriguing Group C clash, Iran meets African nation Guinea in the urge to get first points on the board. Only Asian team to play in Kolkata, Iran are favourites next to Germany but will hope to topple the European giants to earn the first place. In order to do that they need to collect points over Guinea, proved to be a ruthless character in the U17 African cup of nations three months ago. Iran themselves played a fantastic campaign in the AFC U17 championship. To uplift their confidence, Iran requited some impressive future prospects. These players will build upon their sincerity to go forward in the competition. There is no amazement at all if they repeat their winning mentality of AFC Championship into the World cup stage.

Guinea are simply the underdogs not only in the group they are placed but also in the competition. The likes of Germany, Costa Rica and opposition Iran to play in the group stage, the African nation had to make courageous surprises if they were to make any major impact on the tournament. Guinea chances are little to progress but the game itself is unpredictable and when the stage is World cup Guinea can become the ultimate tale of the group stages and beyond.


1. Ali Reza Asadabadi(Iran)– one of the significant character in the Iranian squad, Ali Reza would make this competition center stage to prove his potential to play on a much higher level. His mindset to operate from midfield is of vital necessity to keep the heartbeat of his nation going.

2. Mohammad Sharifi(Iran)– Sharifi is a technically gifted player from such a young age, earning praises on and off the pitch because of his optimism during the game and versatility he brings match by match. He can turn to be the most important citizen to score crucial goals.

3. Mohammad Ghaderi(Iran)– Another talented forward in the Iranian squad, Ghaderi arguably was the standout performer in the AFC U17 Asian championship. He contributed to lots of goals in the campaign and once again will fulfill his duties. He is positive to build on his confidence to cause trouble to rest of the contenders.

4. Allahyar Sayyad(Iran)– if Reza is the heartbeat for his nation then Allahyar is the blood circulation to keep his team running. This is a gigantic event for him. He along with Ali and two Mohammad in the squad were to build up an integral squad to compete.

5. Djibril Toure– One of the limelights which the Guinean squad entirely depend on is Djibril Toure. His physicality with tremendous ball playing and link up qualities is wonderful to watch. Guinea can prevent any major crisis because of this strong build midfielder.