Brazil will be one of the teams to beat at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017. Most of the footballing powerhouses do not take the U17 world cup seriously as it clashes with school commitments. They concentrate on youth development they are traditional a powerhouse in World football.
Brazil is an exception. They have been at the world stage 16 times, having been crowned champions 3 times. They have also won the CONMEBOL Champions a whopping 12 times out of 17 appearances.
Road to India
It is probably rarity to see Brazilians failing at World state, they have been part of most of the major tournament both senior and age groups for almost every time.
Brazil qualified for the 2017 world cup in remarkable, destructive fashion by winning the CONMEBOL U17 Championship staying unbeaten, scoring 24 goals and conceding just 3. They also kept 7 clean sheets of the 9 games.
Style of Play
The Samba style of play is in build in the Brazilian footballers, they are skilled and magician with the ball under their feets.
Coached by Carlos Amadeu, they are a team which emphasizes on individual skills and quick touch fast paced football. They try to put immense pressure on the opposition and take the opportunity as soon as they win the ball.
Players to watch out for
This team is a star studded one with many stars who have a bright future.
But the limelight will be on Flamengo forward Vinicious Oliviera Jr who has agreed terms to join Real Madrid once he turns 18. He was the highest goal scorer in South American u-17 championship.
Brenner Souza Da Silva also has been capped for Sao Paulo at the senior level
Brazil has hardly won the U-17 world cup, this is one trophy where they haven’t dominated.
Brazil has been grouped along with Spain, North Korea, and newbies Niger. They are expected to run over all the teams. Spain may look to be difficult, but they don’t have a good record at junior tournaments. It’s been 14 long years since Brazil last won the U17 world cup. They will be hungry to take the cup home this time around