Highlights

  • Guwahati will script another chapter in its sports history
  • France will take on New Caledonia in Group ‘E’ match of the U-17 FIFA World Cup tomorrow
  • With this match, the city will enter into the record book of FIFA

 

The big day has arrived

Guwahati will script another chapter in its sports history when France will take on New Caledonia in Group ‘E’ match of the U-17 FIFA World Cup tomorrow. With this match, the city will enter into the record book of FIFA.

There would be altogether two group “E” matches which are scheduled to be held tomorrow. In the other game, Japan will face Honduras. The first match will kick off at 5 PM while the kick-off time of the second game is 8 PM.

Asian giants Japan eye a positive start in the competition.

“Japanese Messi”

The coach of the team Yoshiro Moriyama talking to the media person at the pre-match press conference said, “We are here to play good soccer and will try to win all seven matches.”

It will be the first occasion when both the sides will face each other in U-17 World cup competition. The coach said, “We have collected information on the style of play that Honduras follow and we have already chalked out our plan.”

Attacking midfielder Takefusa Kubo nicknamed “Japanese Messi.” He will be undoubtedly the player to watch for Japan in the competition.

Optimistic Team

He has incredible footwork and is capable to dribble past two-three defenders with his nice footwork. However, Japan coach felt that opponent would not be allowed Kubo to play his natural game.

Answering a question Moriyama said,” We know it very well that Kubo will be highly marked in every game. We are ready for it.”

Meanwhile, Jose Francisco, the counterpart of Moriyama, is optimistic that his team would be able to display good soccer skills and enter into the next round of the competition. “We made good preparation for the competition and my boys are ready for it.”

Debut match for New Caledonia

Meanwhile, France will take on New Caledonia in the first game of the day at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium tomorrow. It will be the debut match for New Caledonia in the U-17 World cup.

Undoubtedly France, winner of 2001 edition, will go into the game as a favourite and will try to collect full points from the game which can make their level of confidence high before the crucial game against Japan.