This will be a second successive appearance in U-17 World Cup by Chili. The Rojita hosted last year event which enabled them to play in the tournament.
Chili football is one of the best in South America, but youth teams do not have many medals in their cabinet.
They will be traveling to India by keeping minimalistic goals. A decent performance in group stage should be a satisfactory result. They are in a group with mighty England, Mexico, and Iraq. It will be difficult world cup for them.
Road TO U-17 World Cup.
Chili U-17 World Cup qualification was rather easy, they finished top in their group in the South American U-17 championship first round. In the final, they finished runners up behind Brazil.
They did not have a terrific run in the competition but few scrappy and close shave victories were good enough to earn them the ticket to Bollywood.
The best finish Chilian recorded was back in 1993, they finished third in the U-17 world cup in Korea. The other two appearances as forgetful, where they crashed out at the group stage.
They definitely will hope to produce a spirited performance in India.
Players to watch out
Branco Provoste is perfect number 10 any team would hope to have. The Colo-Colo forward will be a key player for the team. He is the best player of the team, having played professional football for giants of Chilian Football Colo-Colo.
Chilian youth teams are not as strong as their senior teams. Recently Indian team managed to pick a victory in a friendly tournament. IT will be difficult world cup for Chilians. Expect them to finish bottom of their table, considering they are against 3 strong sides.