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FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017: Top 6 attackers to look out for

Rohit Roy
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8.97K   //    16 Sep 2017, 11:37 IST

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India will host the U-17 World Cup 2017

The FIFA U-17 World Cup, over the ages, has always managed to bring the future stars of the football world into the limelight. There have been several u-17 stars who went on to become legendary players and some of them even served as an inspiration to this upcoming generation of footballers as they were growing up.

The FIFA U17 World Cup promises to be one with a lot of quality attacking displays with loads of teams with star names in their forward lineups, all of whom will be hoping to make a name for themselves and showcase their potential on the biggest stage available to them. They will also want to immortalise themselves in the history books by bringing glory to their nation.

From strikers who have been on the move in recent transfer windows to record holders and big money names, we look at the top 6 attackers that you need to keep an eye out for in the month-long football extravaganza that starts next month.

#1 Jan Fiete-Arp (Germany)

Arp once scored 16 goals in a match for the Hamburger SV U12 side
Arp once scored 16 goals in a match for the Hamburger SV U12 side

An out and out centre-forward who idolises Harry Kane, Germany's number nine Jan Fiete-Arp is going to be leading the strike force for Deutschland in the FIFA U17 World Cup in October. Arp, who already has his name in the record books for the fastest hattrick in the European U17 Championship history with a hattrick in just 13 minutes, scored 7 goals in 5 matches for Germany in the tournament before they crashed out on penalties to eventual champions Spain.

Arp, currently plays for Hamburger SV's junior side and has been there in the club's youth setup since 2010. He once scored 16 goals in a match while playing for the Hamburger SV U12 side in a match which they won by 22 goals!

He has put on impressive performances for his club in recent times too.scoring 37 goals in 45 matches while playing for the U17 side. Arp, who is far from the finished article can score with both his feet and is good in the air too and would be one to watch out for as he takes charge for the Germans going forward in the U17 World Cup.

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