Gifted youngsters offered Chilean chance
With just nine days remaining until the FIFA U-17 World Cup kicks off in Chile, the official squad lists for the tournament have been announced. A total of 504 young hopefuls can now begin to dream of following in the footsteps of famous graduates of the tournament, such as Neymar, Ronaldinho, Gianluigi Buffon and Andres Iniesta.
Some familiar names grace the lists, including Luca Zidane, Zinedine's son - who also has a penchant for Panenka penalties - in the France squad, while Davor Lovren, younger brother of Dejan, features in the Croatian ranks. Some of the most talked-about prospects in world football will also grace the global stage, with Barcelona's Lee Seung-Woo taking Korea Republic's No10 shirt, while New York Cosmos starlet Haji Wright will don USA's No7.
The talented youngsters will showcase their prodigious talents across eight host cities: Chillan, Concepcion, Coquimbo, La Serena, Puerto Montt, Santiago, Talca and Vina Del Mar. The opening game on Saturday 17 October will see England take on Guinea in Coquimbo, with holders Nigeria and hosts Chile making their bow in Santiago later that day. Vina Del Mar will host the final, which will take place on Sunday 8 November.
You can follow all the action on FIFA.com, with match reports, video highlights and exclusive interviews coming your way throughout the tournament. We also have you covered on social media, with @FIFAcom on Twitter, the FIFA U-17 World Cup Facebook page and our Instagram account providing exclusive, behind-the-scenes content.