France vs Honduras : All You Need To Know About The Under 17 World Cup Match
France will face Honduras in the final match of Group E. Both teams will be keen to win this match to secure the qualification berth in the next round. Here the 5 players we have to look out for in the match :
1.Amine Gouiri (France):
In August, the French teenaged-striker Amine Gouiri retweeted a video of Karim Benzema fooling Gerard Pique with a classic step-over dribble in the Spanish Super Cup. It was titled: Benzema a détruit Piqué (Benzema destroyed Pique). For a few years now, Gouiri, the top-scorer in this FIFA U-17 World Cup, has been compared with Benzema. It’s been said the fluidity in the movement down the flank, the ball sense, and the quick release is similar. Gouiri has made it clear that he wants to be his own man, but they aren’t really leaving him alone.
He left an indelible impression again Japan on Wednesday with his knack of materialising at scoring positions and also the ability to not hog but coordinate well with other forwards. Both led to the two goals that sunk Japan who were left gasping at the sudden power surge, and quick releases.
2.Maxence Caqueret (France) :
An exciting Lyon youngster, the midfielder is the captain of the French squad. A player with a very mature head for his age, Maxence is expected to lead from the front with his ability to control the midfield crucial for his side’s progress.
3.Yacine Adli (France) :
Another sensational product of the Paris Saint-Germain F.C Academy, the forward is one of the best prospects in the Academy Batch of 2000 and he will be expected to provide the fireworks up top along with Amine.
4.Carlos Mejia (Honduras) :
Under coach Jose Valldares Hondurus’s carlos Mejia is undoubtedly the main man from “los catrachos” side to watch out .
Mejia, who is an incredibly talented striker with a ferocious eye for goal, has caught the eye of scouts around the globe with his performances in the CONCACAF U-17 Championship held in Panama.
With seven goals to his name, which included a stunning hat-trick against Cuba, Mejia clinched the Golden Boot at the CONCACAF tournament that ended in May. He bettered the likes of Mexica’s Daniel Lopez and USA’s talented striker Josh Sargent on his way to clinching the acclaimed award.
The talented player who prefers to get into goal scoring positions from wide areas has also had a trial session with Manchester City two years ago. The FIFA U-17 World Cup in India could witness the emergence of a potential superstar from Honduras.
“El leopard” or the leopard they say in Hondurus about the newly emerging boy from Hondurus U17 squad member Patrick Palacios .
He mainly caught attention hugely when they were defeated 0-3 by USA but they cameback strongly against Cuba grabbing a 7-1 thumping victory due to the double hat tricks both from Patrick Palacios and Carlos Mejia which confirmed their ticket to India for FIFA U17 World cup .
Strong feet , super agility and good in aerial duels , palacios is one from the Hondurus side to watch out in tomorrow’s match.