FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Three-time champions Brazil arrive in Mumbai ahead of tournament

Mumbai: Three-time champions Brazil arrived in Mumbai on Tuesday morning for the FIFA U-17 World Cup which will start in India from 6 October.

According to sources, the team is expected to train at the Mumbai Football Arena in suburban Andheri later on Tuesday.

File image of Brazil's U-17 squad. Image courtesy: FIFA official website

File image of Brazil's U-17 squad. Image courtesy: FIFA official website

Brazil will play against New Zealand in a practise game on 28 September at the Andheri complex.

Brazil have been placed in Group D along with DPR Korea, Niger and Spain.

They kick off their campaign against Spain at Kochi on 7 October.

It is also learnt that Turkey, who are also playing the World Cup, have arrived in the megapolis late last night.

Sources said they are expected to train at a venue in Navi Mumbai.

Turkey is in Group B along with Paraguay, Mali and New Zealand.

Turkey will play their first game against New Zealand at the D Y Patil stadium in neighbouring Navi Mumbai on October 6.


Published Date: Sep 26, 2017 02:43 pm | Updated Date: Sep 28, 2017 06:24 pm


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