2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup: 5 youngest players
There's only a week to go before youth football’s biggest extravaganza begins in India. India is all set to host this year’s U-17 World Cup with some of the teams having already arrived.
All the squads for the U-17 World Cup have been already named and there is no doubt that many players playing in this tournament will be seen at Qatar in 2022 or who knows, they might even make Russia for next year’s FIFA World Cup.
All the players competing at the tournament are teenagers but some teams also contain players who are in their early teens. So let’s take a look at the youngest players at this year’s U-17 World Cup.
Note: The age is correct up to 6th October, the date of commencement of the tournament
#5. Djibril Fandje Toure, Guinea- 14 years, 339 days
A little more than a month shy of his 15th birthday, Guinea’s Fandje Toure made quite a name for himself during the African U-17 Cup of Nations a few months back. Guinea ended the tournament in third place with the 14-year old striker scoring 6 goals throughout the competition that included a hat-trick in the opening match of the tournament against hosts Gabon which ended in a 5-1 win for Guinea.
Playing for Cemofig, a club based in Guinea’s capital Conakry, Toure’s speed, dribbling, and finishing ability makes him a very lethal player and he will definitely be Guinea’s ace to hold during the tournament. In a group consisting of Germany and Costa Rica, Guinea will be needing Toure to be at the top of his game if they are to qualify for the knockout stages.