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Brazil U17 vs DPK Korea U17: Top players to watch out

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The 4th match of Group D will be amazing as the successors of the 5 time World Cup winning country will face underdog DPR Korea. Brazil had won their first match against Heavyweight Spain by a margin of 2-1 , while , Korea had suffered a 1 goal defeat against African Giant Niger.

5 players to watch:

1)Kim Pon Hyok(Korea): The Korean captain is a versatile player; he is quite adept at moving forward to assist the attack and also falling back to defend. He was the key player in coach Yun Jong Sun’s scheme of things, as Kim fitted perfectly into the Korean strategy that relied more on counter-attacks. A player with good pace, Kim is also a dead-ball expert.

2)Kye Tam(Korea): The North Korean coach rates the midfielder very high. A good finisher, Kye scored a hat-trick against Thailand in the only match he played in the AFC Under-16 Championship in Goa. Kye will spearhead the Korean attack in India.

3)Marcos Antonio: The central midfielder from Atletico Paranense academy is the engine of Brazil’s midfield. His skills and defence splitting through passes is a major asset of Brazil’s attack. His partnership with another Brazilian gem,Paulinho, is a headache for the opponent’s defence.

4)Alan de Souza Guimaraes: With its big star Vinicius Junior missing the World Cup after his club Flamengo barred him from travelling to India, the spotlight in the Brazilian team will now be on midfielder Alan de Souza Guimaraes. Alan scored thrice in Brazil’s 5-0 victory over host Chile in the final match of the under-17 South American Cup, which his team won in March, and also gave plenty of assists to Vinicius who finished as the championship’s top scorer.While Real Madrid has signed Vinicius for €45 million, the Spanish giant, according to reports in the Brazilian media, was also keen to grab Alan but his club Palmeiras has put up a €50 million buyout clause in the youngster’s contract which shows that he is worth the big money too.

5)Lincoln Corrêa dos Santos (Brazil): The 16-year-old youth product from Flamengo is the man leading the Brazilians from the front. A versatile player, Lincoln can play on both wings of the pitch but he prefers playing as a centre forward.

6)Paulinho(Brazil): The right winger cum attacking midfielder from Vasco da Gama academy is dubbed to be the next big thing of Brazilian football. His skills, speed and link up play with fellow gem, Marcos Antonio, is the main weapon of Brazil U17 team.