FIFA U-17 World Cup: All you need to know about the Mali vs Iraq game

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Mali and Iraq go up against wach other in the last 16 of the FIFA U17 world cup.The 2015 runners-up of the U17 World Cup face the 2016 AFC U16 Champions inthe Round of 16.Mali defeated Turkey (3-0) and New Zealand (3-1) to make it through from the group stage where they lost 3-2 to Paraguay. Meanwhile,

Iraq are in the Round of 16 on the virtue of their 3-0 win over Chile and a 1-1 draw against Mexico, but lost out 4-0 against England.

Match Details:

Date: 17th October 2017
Time: 8:00 PM IST (GMT +5.5)
2:30 PM BST
3:30 PM CET
Venue: Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Margoa, Goa
TV Broadcast: ENGLISH: Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 2 HD, Sony ESNP, Sony ESPN HD
Sony Ten 3
Streaming Link:
Sony LIV app

Team News:

Mali: The head coach of the U17 Mali national team Jonas Kokou Komla hopes that their recent success will influence their performance in the U17 World Cup.

“The fact that we (Mali) did so well in Chile and also because we are the African champions, it’s a possitive pressure on the team. It influences our work in a positive sense. Our ambitions are still the same,” said the coach on the eve of facing Iraq.

Iraq: Iraq head coach Qahtan Chitheer Darin Al-Rubaye responded to the situation saying, “Our team is playing as a group. Mohammed (Dawood) is a very important player but he is a member of the whole group. We have good players who can replace Mohammed.”. This is what the coach said, when asked about their plans
since Mohammed Dawoud was booked and banned from the Mali clash.


Mali: W W L
Iraq: L W D

Probable XI:


GK-Youssouf Koita
DEF-Fode Konate,Ibrahiim Kane,Abdoulaye Diaby,Soumaila Doumbia
MID-Djemoussa Traore,Mohamed Camara,Mamadou Samake
ATT- Lassana N’Diaye, Hadji Drame,Yunus Akgun


GK-Ali Ibadi
DEF-Ammar Mohammed,Ammar Mohammed,Mohammed Albaqer,Muntadher Mohammed
MID-Saif Khalid Shayyal,Bassam Shakir
ATT-Al-Elayawi,Salah Ghazi Talib,Ahmed Abdullah Dari Gul,Ali Kareem