Huge Kolkata crowd won't put pressure on us: Germany U-17 coach (20:36) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Germany Under-17 football team coach Christian Wueck on Thursday said playing in front of an expected full house at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan will not pressurise them, rather it will be a "pleasure" to play in that atmosphere.

U-17 teams easier to manage, says German FA Vice President (20:14)
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) German Football Association (DFB) Vice President Hans-Dieter Drewitz on Thursday said it is easier to manage U-17 teams during major tournaments than the U-20 lot due to club commitments and the players turning professional.

Neymar injury helped us win 7-1 in 2014: German FA official (19:50)
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) One of the reasons Germany managed to annihilate Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final was because their star forward Neymar was injured, German football association (DFB) Vice President Hans-Dieter Drewitz said on Thursday.

U-17 World Cup: Iran, the Leicester City in quarters group (19:02)
Kochi, Oct 19 (IANS) Less-fancied Iran will look to do a Leicester City when they take on three-time runners-up Spain in a quarter-final clash of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup here on Sunday.

U-17 World Cup: Brazil blank Honduras in quarters (Lead) (22:40)
Kochi, Oct 18 (IANS) Brazil rode on a brace from Brenner to defeat a spirited Honduras 3-0 in their Round of 16 clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Wednesday.

U-17 World Cup: Brazil blank Honduras in quarters (22:14)
Kochi, Oct 18 (IANS) Brazil rode on a brace from Brenner to defeat a spirited Honduras 3-0 in their Round of 16 clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Wednesday.

U-17 World Cup: Ghana beat Niger to enter quarters (20:12) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Ghana won the battle of African rivals, edging 2-0 past Niger in their FIFA U-17 WOrld Cup Round of 16 clash at the DY Patil Stadium here on Wednesday.

U-17 WC: Senior team's performances not on minds of Germany's colts: Coach Wueck (13:14) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Germany's U-17 coach Christian Wueck on Wednesday brushed aside talk of the youth team not winning any World Cup compared to the senior side's four trophies will play on the minds of his colts, stating the idea is to develop players for the "A-team".

U-17 WC: Need more battles of high intensity in Japan, feels coach Moriyama (13:04) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Japan coach Yoshiro Moriyama feels the U-17 boys need more high intensity battles at home now in order to keep improving after they lost 3-5 on tie-breakers to England in a round of 16 tie of the FIFA World Cup here.

Mali overpower Iraq to enter U-17 World Cup quarters (Lead) (01:00)
Fatorda (Goa), Oct 18 (IANS) Lassana N'Diaye struck twice as Mali thrashed Iraq 5-1 to enter the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Tuesday.

Mali overpower Iran to enter U-17 World Cup quarters (22:58)
Fatorda (Goa), Oct 17 (IANS) Lassana N'Diaye struck twice as Mali thrashed Iraq 5-1 to enter the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Tuesday.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: England pip Japan, enter quarters (Lead) (22:40)
By Debayan Mukherjee IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) England Under-17 boys did what their senior team footballers could not for many years by keeping their nerves during tie-breakers to edge past Japan 5-3 and advance to the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Tuesday.

U-17 World Cup: England pip Japan, advance to quarters (22:16) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) England beat Japan 5-3 in penalty shootouts to advance to the quarter-final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday.

U-17 World Cup: Brazil eye big win against Honduras (Preview) (20:34)
Kochi , Oct 17 (IANS) 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 here on Wednesday.

U-17 World Cup: Spain beat France to enter quarters (Lead) (20:24) IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, Oct 17 (IANS) A late penalty by Abel Ruiz saw Spain edge past France 2-1 to enter the quarter-finals of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Tuesday.

Iran enter FIFA U-17 World Cup quarters (19:42) IANS Photo Service
Fatorda (Goa), Oct 17 (IANS) Two early goals helped Iran beat Mexico 2-1 in a Round-of-16 match of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday.

U-17 World Cup: Spain beat France to enter quarters (19:18) IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, Oct 17 (IANS) Spain edged past France 2-1 in a Round-of-16 match to enter the quarter-finals of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Tuesday.

It's been a pleasure playing in front of amazing Kolkata crowd: Sancho (14:48) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Soon after leaving the England U-17 squad for club commitments, star attacking midfielder Jadon Sancho said it was a "pleasure" playing at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in front of big crowds at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here.

U-17 World Cup: Ghana favourites against newbies Niger (Preview) (14:40)
Navi Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Two-time champions Ghana will be overwhelming favourites when they take on continental neighbours Niger in a pre-quarterfinal clash of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup here on Wednesday.

'U-17 World Cup a great opportunity for India' (13:10)
By Debayan Mukherjee
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Despite his friends in India telling him football will never topple cricket and become the country's top sport, Alan Shearer, the all-time leading goal-scorer in the English Premier League (EPL), believes "these are exciting times" for the sport here with the FIFA Under-17 World Cup going on in full steam.

We showed we are a footballing nation: US U-17 coach (23:44)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The United States Under-17 football team head coach John Hackworth on Monday said the country can hope for a better future in football post their entry into the quarter-finals of the age-group World Cup, after the senior team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Hope to play for PSG first-team: US forward Tim Weah (23:44)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The United States forward Tim Weah is hoping that he will be called to the first-team squad of Paris Saint-Germain after impressing with his national team at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

U-17 World Cup: Weah's hat-trick flattens Paraguay in pre-quarters (22:30)
By Abhishek Purohit IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Tim Weah scored thrice as the United States swept past Paraguay 5-0 to storm into the quarter-finals of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday.

U-17 World Cup: East Bengal's Katsumi spends time with Japan team (21:18) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) East Bengal's new Japanese recruit Yusa Katsumi on Monday spent time with the Japan U-17 team here to take part in the World Cup, a day after he landed in the city for the upcoming I-League season.

Germans to recall 7-1 Maracana win in case of clash against Brazil (20:32)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Germany Under-17 football team head coach Christian Wueck said here on Monday that he will have to motivate his players, reminding them of their senior teams gigantic 7-1 victory over Brazil in case of a prospective quarter-final in Kolkata.

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