FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: New Caledonia's dogged defending against Japan earns them first point of tournament
In a first ever FIFA game officiated by a female referee, New Caledonia took home their first point of the FIFA U-17 World Cup when they held heavyweights Japan to a 1-1 draw.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Chile players, troubled by Kolkata weather, set adapting to conditions as 'basic goal'
Chile have been the first to touch base but the Chile U-17 football side is yet to come to terms with Kolkata's searing heat and humidity, which could pose a problem during their upcoming World Cup campaign.
The 1986 FIFA World Cup hero wrote on his Facebook page that he would have to reschedule his visit to 8 October, the day the U-17 World Cup gets underway in the city.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Iraq coach Qahtan Jathir vows to display the 'bright side of Asian football'
Iraq, who have made only one appearance in the U-17 World Cup at the United Arab Emirates in 2013, were knocked out in the group stage when they last participated.