The FIFA U-17 World cup event is coming to a close. Saturday night will see Spain and England clash in the final to lift the trophy. Countries have clashed for 22 days now and while it has been a spectacle it’s also a chance for these young budding footballers to impress the scouts.
Kolkata is no stranger to football and has been a huge part of India’s footballing history. The Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium is already booked to capacity and all that is left now is for the two teams to produce some scintillating football.
England and Spain have faced each other in the U-17 European Championship earlier this year and while that final was won by Spain, we’re sure England will be ready to get its hand on the bigger prize. Here’s a look at five players who can make a difference on the game night.
Rhian Brewster (England)
The London-born striker followed up his hat-trick in the quarter-final (against whom) with a matching display in the semi-final against Brazil. Brewster moved to Liverpool from Chelsea at the age of 15 and currently plays for their U-23 team. Jurgen Klopp had said that he is an admirer of the young goal scorer who has demonstrated a stellar attitude and an excellent left foot.
Phil Foden (England)
This Manchester City player has been highly rated by manager Guardiola with a keen eye for a pass and a goal both in central midfield and out wide. Foden was outstanding in the semi-final and has been praised by Glenn Hoddle for his performances so far in India.
Joe Gomes (England)
This Liverpool player has been in tremendous form all throughout the year starting from the Youth season back in England. He has been an integral part of England’s playing eleven for a long time.
Abel Ruiz (Spain)
He is known as the key man for Spain. Over the years, Ruiz has cemented his place up front in the Barcelona youth team and was courted by some top Premier League clubs such as Manchester City, Arsenal, and Chelsea. He holds the record of scoring 16 goals in the U-17 Euros.
Sergio Gomez (Spain)
Already a regular at the Camp Nou, this Spanish player stole all eyes after his spectacular goal against Iran in the tournament. The No.10 has been at the heart of Spain’s attacking midfield and is the key playmaker.
That’s our five but there will be 22 players on the field tomorrow. Anyone could be the game changer. Kick off at 8.30 pm on Saturday, October 28th.