FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 tour diary: Kochi's yellow fever, Mali's patriotic training sessions and other tidbits
With the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 behind us, here's a look at some of the tidbits from the left flank to the right, and the stands too.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Spain coach Santi Denia hails team's 'near-perfect' effort after facile quarters win
Spain coach Santi Denia on Sunday praised his players for producing a near-perfect performance in their 3-1 win over Iran to enter the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kochi.
Spain, one of the pre-tournament favourites, completely dominated the quarter-final match as their one-touch passing game proved to be too good for the Asian giants.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 quarter-final, Spain vs Iran, Football Match Result: La Roja beat Iran to book semis spot
Catch all the live score and updates from the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 quarter-final clash between Spain and Iran.
Going by form and pedigree, Spain have their nose ahead, but the Asian surprise package has shown tremendous grit and purpose on its way to the last eight stage in the ongoing edition.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Spain's quarter-final against dark horses Iran promises intriguing tactical battle
The battle between Iran and Spain promises an intriguing tactical contest between two evenly-matched squads, but in the end it will be a test of temperaments which will make the difference.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Enamoured by Socrates, enticed by Kaka-Neymar, Kerala embraces Brazil as its own
For the past fortnight, the support for Brazil has been ubiquitous, not just in Kochi but also the rest of Kerala. But what explains Kerala's undying obsession for Brazilian football?
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Brazil's incisive football to overpower Honduras sounds warning to Germany
Brazil once again showed why they are touted among the favourites. The ease with which they have strolled past their opponents has made them look very formidable
Striker Brenner struck twice as title favourites Brazil maintained their winning streak by outplaying Honduras 3-0 to set up a potentially high-octane quarterfinal clash against Germany in the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Wednesday.
Catch all the live score and updates from the Round of 16 match between Brazil and Honduras.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Brazil eye quarter-final date with Germany with win over Honduras in Round of 16
Title favourites Brazil will aim to win big when they face Honduras in their Round of 16 clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kochi on Wednesday.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Brazil lived up to stature in Group D; defensive North Korea failed to make impact
Brazil landed in India without their most influential player Vinicius Junior but his absence was hardly felt by the team in the group stage.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, Germany vs Guinea, Football Match Result: Fiete Arp's brace gives Germany victory
Catch live score and updates from Group C match between Germany and Guinea.
The Koreans are unlikely to test Spain's tactically superior side at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Captain Abel Ruiz on unity in Spain's team and dealing with pressure of expectations
Spain captain Abel Ruiz talks to Firstpost about the reason which led the U-17 team to victory at the UEFA U-17 European Championships.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: After Iran loss, Germany aim to bring campaign back on track with win over Guinea
Germany have players of calibre but they will have to quickly forget their humiliation by Iran and bring their campaign back on track with a win against Guinea.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 tour diary: Brazil's celebrations, North Korea's silence and other tidbits from Week 1
With the first week of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 behind us, here's a look at the juiciest tidbits from the left flank to the right, and the stands too.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: In Rahul KP, Thrissur unearths another gem after IM Vijayan and CV Pappachan
The biggest gifts from Thrissur to the country are its footballers. After CV Pappachan and IM Vijayan, the latest name is Rahul KP.
Catch the live scores and updates from the Group D match between Spain and Niger.
Any slip up by Spain, who are chasing their maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup triumph, against an upbeat Niger may lead to complications in the race for a knock-out berth.