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Best Asian Footballers at the FIFA U17 World Cup 2017

Sumedh Pande
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The countdown to the FIFA U-17 World Cup has reached single digits now with the first match set to be played on the 6th of October. The anticipation for the biggest footballing event ever hosted in India has reached sky high with the entire nation all set to root for the host team. These youngsters will be watched by millions with utmost scrutiny as the tournament will give us a first glimpse of the game's future superstars. 

With the event set to be conducted in Asia, special focus will be on the players representing their countries from this part of the world. In total, five Asian countries have qualified for the World Cup namely India, Japan, Iran, Iraq and DPR Korea. In this segment, we will take a look at the five most promising Asian players who will be seen at the FIFA U-17 World Cup: 

#5 Kim Pom Hyok (DPR Korea) 

Kim Pom-Hyok is Korea DPR's star striker
Kim Pom-Hyok is Korea DPR's captain

Korea DPR had to toil hard to reach the World Cup this year - the Asian side won just two games in regular time at the 2016 U-16 Asian Championship. This Korean side looks to play on the counter-attack and also press the opponents once they enter their half. The DPR Korean team are a hard-working unit and at the forefront of it is their star player and captain - Kim Pom Hyok.

Hyok plays generally in the number 6 position for North Korea which is the central midfielder's role. Hyok has a brilliant passing range and loves to carry the ball forward whenever possible. He is a good finisher and is also entrusted with the team's set-piece duties. Most importantly, Hyok never shies away from doing the dirty work and has one of the highest work rates in the Korean side. 

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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