FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: France win over Guwahati with dazzling displays in Group E; Japan impress in patches
For table toppers France, it was a journey of winning over the crowd more than scoring in the bulk. The general Indian football fan which tends to support the underdog, rooted for New Caledonia when the Les Bleus were pumping in for fun
Keito Nakamura dribbled his way past the New Caledonia defence from the right to score for Japan in the seventh minute for his fourth goal in three matches.
Highlights, FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, Japan vs New Caledonia, Football Match Result: Team share spoils in 1-1 draw
Catch live score and updates from Group E match between Japan and New Caledonia.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Japan look to register knockout spot with a win over New Caledonia in Group E clash
Japan got their campaign off to a flying start with a 6-1 win over Honduras before contenders France beat them 1-2 in the second game. While new entrants New Caledonia are yet to register a win
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, Honduras vs New Caledonia, Football match result: Asian champions thrash Chile
Catch live score and updates from Group E match between Honduras and New Caledonia.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, France vs New Caledonia, Football match result: Favourites thrash debutants
Catch the live scores and updates from the Group E match between France vs New Caledonia
France and Japan are favourites to qualify for the knockouts from Group E, which also has Honduras, besides New Caledonia.
Group E throws open a plethora of footballing cultures with a debutant (New Caledonia), a former winner (France), an Asian giant (Japan) and a dash of Latin America (Honduras) too.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Complete squads of India, Brazil and other participating teams in mega event
With just over a week to go for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 to commence, the 24 participating teams have announced their squad.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Tournament director Javier Ceppi concerned by decline in Guwahati ticket sales
Guwahati is currently lagging behind Kolkata and Kochi in terms of ticket sales for FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Honduras' diverse teens could script tournament's fairytale underdog story
Over the past decade, Honduras have developed a successful model for nurturing youth players and could surprise at the U-17 World Cup in India.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: A look at Guwahati, hosts to 2001 winners France and debutants New Caledonia
Guwahati will see tournament debutants New Caledonia rubbing shoulders with 2001 winners France as well as Honduras and Asian giants Japan.
New Caledonia, with a population of 2,65,000, had never made it to the finals of any FIFA tournament before this. Yet here they are, ready to take on the Brazils and Spain of the world.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: From high-flying Brazil to underdogs like New Caledonia, here's the who's-who
Here's why Firstpost should be your one-stop shop for all things FIFA U-17 World Cup with the prestigious tournament happening in India in October: