FIFA U-17 World Cup: New Zealand U-17 team arrived in Mumbai

The New Zealand team on friday arrived in Mumbai for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup, to be played across six cities in India.

The team arrived in the Maharashtra capital this afternoon and was taken to a hotel in suburban Andheri by the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) president Aaditya Thackeray.

The Kiwis will look to replicate the feat of the New Zealand team at the last edition of tournament two years ago in Chile, where they defeated Paraguay 2-1 to make the Round of 16.

They lost in the play-off stages to Brazil (1-0) but showed huge promise on the world stage.

New Zealand are placed in Group B along sideTurkey, Paraguay and Mali. They will play their first two group matches against Turkey (on 6 October) and Paraguay (9 October) at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai before flying to New Delhi for the third game against Mali on 12 October.

New Zealand announced their squad earlier on Thursday.

New Zealand Under-17:

Goalkeepers: Jacob Clark, Zac Jones, Nicholas Milner.

Defenders: Liberato Cacace, Boyd Curry, Ben Deeley, Matthew Jones, Joshua Rogerson, Jordan Spain, Emlyn Wellsmore.

Midfielders: Willem Ebbinge, Elijah Just, Oliver Duncan, Kieran Richards, Kingsley Sinclair, Oliver Whyte, Leon Van Den Hoven.

Forwards: Max Mata, Matthew Conroy, Charles Spragg, Matthew Palmer.

2017 FIFA U-17 World CupFixture : Point Table : Results : Golden Boot


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