We take a look at one player from all of the 24 teams who can make a major impact in the tournament.
Premier League: Ferran Torres nets hat-trick as Manchester City outclass Newcastle United in seven-goal thriller
Ferran Torres demonstrated his scoring instincts by netting a hat-trick as newly crowned champion Manchester City won a record 12th straight away game in the English Premier League, 4-3 at Newcastle on Friday.
Premier League: Manchester City on brink of securing title as Sergio Aguero, Ferran Torres help beat Crystal Palace
Pep Guardiola's side sit 13 points clear at the top and will be crowned champions if second-placed Manchester United lose against Liverpool on Sunday.
Napoli midfielder Eljif Elmas secured a famous victory for North Macedonia in Duisburg, scoring five minutes from time to give his country a second win from three Group J matches.
Premier League: Manchester United, Arsenal play out goalless draw; Manchester City claim three point lead at top
Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal inside the first 10 minutes at the Etihad as Manchester City extended their winning run to 12 games in all competitions.
FA Cup: Southampton knock Arsenal out of competition; late blitz helps Manchester City survive Cheltenham scare
Six-time winners City were minutes away from exiting at the fourth-round stage before goals from Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres broke the hearts of the brave League Two side.
Manchester City have been hit by 11 positive cases to players and staff in recent weeks and even though Aguero has tested negative, Guardiola confirmed he must isolate due to the protocols for close contacts.
Germany now have several months to reflect on this loss before the start of 2022 World Cup qualifying in March and then the delayed Euro 2020 in June and July.
Premier League: Diogo Jota caps Liverpool's fightback to beat West Ham; Manchester City, Chelsea also claim wins
It was Liverpool's fourth successive victory since influential defender Virgil van Dijk was sidelined for several months with a serious knee injury suffered against Everton.
Javi Gracia has witnessed something of a firesale this summer at Valencia, with several key players sold and not a single new signing made ahead of the team's opener against Levante on Sunday.
Fati, 17, has been called up for September's Nations League games against Germany and Ukraine after scoring eight goals in 33 matches for the Catalan club last season.
Champions League: RB Leipzig knock Tottenham Hotspur out of tournament; Josip Ilicic nets four to send Atalanta into quarter-finals
Playing in the Champions League for the first time this season, Atalanta’s European adventure continued in emphatic fashion as Slovenian Ilicic netted twice in each half to guide his side comfortably into the quarter-finals.
LaLiga: Atletico Madrid's roller-coaster season continues after playing out thrilling draw against Valencia
Sixth-placed Valencia finished by far the stronger, with the draw putting them on 38 points. Atletico, in fourth, have 40 but are 12 adrift of leaders Real Madrid having played a game more.
Catch all the live coverage of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 final match between England and Spain.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 final: Artistic England, Spain need substance, not just style, to lift the trophy
England and Spain have been proponents of footballing art at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and it's fitting that they are part of the competition's biggest showpiece -- the final.
Abel Ruiz spearheads Spain's attacking quartet and is one of the side's players to watch out for in the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 final against England in Kolkata.
Spain scored twice in the first half, both the goals coming from their ebullient striker Abel Ruiz, and added one more through a headed goal by Ferran Torres.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 semi-final, Mali vs Spain, Football Match Result: La Roja beat Mali to reach finals
Catch all the live score and updates of the FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-final match between Mali and Spain.
Spain might have an extra edge going into the clash at the Dr DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, but Mali's direct football can shake up the technically sound Spanish midfield
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Abel Ruiz-led Spain showed their true pedigree to end Iran's giant-killing streak
Abel Ruiz is Spain's best bet to win the competition they have never won before. Having mostly flown under the radar for much of their time in India, Spain put their best foot forward in the quarter-finals.