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FIFA U-19 World Cup 2017: From Aniket Jadhav to Amarjit Singh Kiyam, 5 Indian players to watch for you

The FIFA U-17 World Cup, founded as the FIFA U-16 World Championship is the premier international football tournament for male players under the age of 17. The tournament is organized by world football's governing body, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The tournament which initially started off as the FIFA U-16 World Championship later changed to its current name in 2007. The FIFA U-17 World Cup shall be hosted by India for the first time since the inception of the tournament.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 October 2017, 03:05:25 PM
Aniket Jadhav

Aniket Jadhav

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Aniket Jadhav - Goal Scoring Machine Aniket Jadhav first showcased his footballing skills at the international level as a 14-year-old when he went to represent India in the FC Bayern Munich Youth Cup in 2014. Being a regular starter in the AIFF setup ever since. The striker has donned the Indian Jersey at all levels. Jadhav has established himself as India's goal poacher up front leading the Indian attack.
FIFA

FIFA

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The FIFA U-17 World Cup, founded as the FIFA U-16 World Championship is the premier international football tournament for male players under the age of 17. The tournament is organized by world football's governing body, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The tournament which initially started off as the FIFA U-16 World Championship later changed to its current name in 2007. The FIFA U-17 World Cup shall be hosted by India for the first time since the inception of the tournament.
Komal Thatal

Komal Thatal

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Komal Thatal - Midfield Maestro Sikkim-born Komal Thatal is Indian team's midfield maestro. Thatal excels as a chief playmaker of the Indian setup. The blonde-streaked has showcased his goal scoring prowess by scoring a goal each against the mighty Brazil and Uruguay, the only one to do so amongst the current crop.
Amarjit Singh Kiyam

Amarjit Singh Kiyam

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Amarjit Singh Kiyam - Captain Cool Skipper Amarjit Singh Kiyam leads the team like a General on the battlefield. Amarjit Kiyam's forte lies in anchoring his team from the midfield. The Manipuri-born Kiyam is a born leader and his leadership rubs onto the team, The Northeast lad had to leave home at a tender age when he enrolled into the Chandigarh Football Academy in Punjab.
Sanjeev Stalin

Sanjeev Stalin

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Sanjeev Stalin - Defensive Rock Sanjeev Stalin is India's defensive rock and leaves a calming influence at the back with his strong tackling and solid defensive play. A dead-ball specialist, the Bengaluru-born's weak foot is as strong as his preferred one and can rattle oppositions in set-pieces.
Anwar Ali

Anwar Ali

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Anwar Ali - Assured presence at the back Anwar Ali joined the Indian squad in April 2017 after he caught Matos' eye when his Minerva Academy beat the national team 1-0 in March. An assured presence at the back, Anwar was first called up during Adam's tenure but failed to make the cut initially.