FIFA U-17 World Cup: Chile national team arrives in Kolkata
Chile’s national team has arrived in India with 21 members to take part in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, commencing from October 6 in India.
Coached by former Argentine goalkeeper Hernan Caputo and his support staff, the Chile team touched down at the International Airport in Kolkata on Sunday.
Chile are placed in Group F along with England, Iraq and Mexico and will play all of their group matches at the revamped Salt Lake Stadium, which will also host the final on October 28.
In their final build-up game, the La Roja U-17 team defeated Bolivia 2-0 on September 22 in Rancagua.
This would be Chile's fourth appearance at a FIFA U-17World Cup and their second in a row after hosting the tournament in 2015, where they made it to the last 16 stage.
They had made their tournament debut in Japan in 1993 the tournament surprised everyone by finishing third, their best performance till date. Chile will open their campaign at the upcoming tournamentagainst England on October 8.
Chile Squad: Goalkeepers: Julio Borquez (Sprots Iquique), Rodrigo Cancino (University of Chile), Hugo Araya (Cobreloa).
Defenders: Gaston Zuniga (O'Higgins), Matias Silva (UnionSan Felipe), Lucas Alarcon (University of Chile), Sebastian Valencia, Nicolas Aravena (both Colo Colo); Yerco Oyanedel (Catholic University).
Midfielders: Maximiliano Guerrero, Mauricio Morales (both University of Chile), Martin Lara (Catholic University), Oliver Rojas (Audax Italiano), Branco Provoste (Colo Colo).
Forwards: Diego Valencia, Pedro Campos (Catholic University); William Gama (Santiago Wanderers), Ignacio Contreras (Colo Colo), Ignacio Mesias (Union San Felipe), Jairo Vasquez (Students of La Plata), Antonio Diaz O'Higgins.