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FIFA U17 World Cup 2017, England vs Chile: 5 players to watch out for

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The historic sporting bonanza continues in India as it reaches to the ‘Mecca of Indian Football’- the passionate city of Kolkata. The city that beholds an extraordinary passion for their sports and especially their football culture will now witness the greatest sporting event ever to happen in India. The excitement level will rise a bit higher as star studded England will kick start their campaign against Chile for their group F fixture. Group F is very unpredictable as it also comprises of 2 time U17 World Cup winners Mexico and dark horses Iraq along with star-studded England and CONMEBOL winners Chile obviously.

The gigantic Salt Lake Stadium, officially known as Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK), will host an official match after a hiatus of more than one year and eight months. So the supporters will look to fill it up in numbers and they will be very excited to see both Chile and England’s future stars.

England team has a lot of exciting talent but among them some are standouts. While Chile is a very solid defensive side but their attack has enough venom to cause defenders problems.

5 players to watch out for in England vs Chile match:

Angel Gomes (ENGLAND)

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Gomes is one of the most exciting players in this World Cup, a Manhester United youth prospect who have impressed the likes of Ronaldinho and Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to set the stage on fire for the viewers. Gomes made his Premier League debut at the age of 16 when he replaced Wayne Rooney in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, last season.He became the youngest player to represent Manchester United since Duncan Edwards in 1953. His creativity and flair makes him a special threat for his oppositions.

Jadon Sancho (ENGLAND)

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Sancho is a brilliant prospect for England, the young forward was first spotted in Manchester City but now he has earned move to German giants Borussia Dortmund in a for a transfer fee around 8 million. The forward has immediately handed the jersey number 7 which was vacated by Ousmane Dembele. Sancho was also the part of the England team in UEFA European U17 Championships which reached the finals and he was named the ‘Player of the Tournament’ for his exceptional performances.

Phil Foden (ENGLAND)

This teenage playmaker has been the centre of discussion for England and Man City supporters. He maybe the next big thing on English football and can also be the homegrown talent which Manchester City craves for. A silky, left-footed playmaker, Foden may only be 17 but he is always positively unfazed by any surroundings, he is just sheer class on the ball, he is very elusive on the same time he is quick but very deceptive on challenged, all in all he is treat to watch. With 15 goals in 31 appearances for the Man city under-18s he surely caught the eye of Pep Guardiola. As he then featured for some of the pre season matches but he is definitely a star in the making!

Ignacio Mesias (CHILE)

A product of Club Deportivo Union San Felipe, was only first called into the squad in the summer, after the CONMEBOL championship. The striker scored three goals in two games in the Torneo de 4 Naciones in Mexico and has the potential to ship in many more during the World Cup.

Pedro Campos (CHILE)

Campos is also a bright prospect for the Chile side, aims to be one of the top wingers for his country. In the squad since the South American Championship, Campos can play on both flanks and prove to be a menace with his lightning fast pace and trickery.

Notable Mention

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Julio Borquez is another player to watch out for Chile as the 16 year old is like a wall under the Chilean goal. He won the Best Goalkeeper award in the CONMEBOL championships.