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Iraq will face Mexico and Chile vie against England in FIFA U-17 football championship in Kolkata

Kolkata, Oct 7 (UNI) Two times winners Mexico aiming to make the India trip a memorable
with the championship FIFA under 17 World Cup will take on Asian giants Iraq and Chile
would lock horns against England in their first Group F plays at picturesque Vivekananda
Yuba Bharati Krirangan here tomorrow..
While the European side - England - will play the first match against South American outfit
Chile at 1700 hours, Iraq will have an acid test against the the winners of 2005 and 2011
editions Mexico in the second match of the night at 2000 hours on the same night.
The renovated Kolkata stadium, the biggest among the six venues across India with 66,600
sitting capacity, is expected to be almost a full house with the demands of tickets were getting
high on every passing hours among the teenagers and youths across the state.
Prolific striker Leonel Messi had his debut play on this pitch as the captain of Argentina's
national side in an international friendly against Venezuela in 2011 in which the former world champions won by a goal. Since then the stadium had gone rapid renovation with natural
grass implanted replacing the astro turf to host the World Cup under 17 for the first time.
The sitting capacity has been also reduced from around 80,000 to 66,600 for better
security arrangement as the venue is host the final match on October 28.
Two times winners and the finalist of 2013 Mexico looked a powerful side in the Group F
with Jaido Torres as their prolific striker.
" It was great to win the Concacaf trophy for his country and also adjudged best player for
scoring three goals in 2017 Concacaf championship.
Now I am looking forward for this tournament and my focus is to win for the country," Torres
said ahead of play against Iraq.
Iraq will lead the Asian challenge despite having their ethnic trouble in home.
UNI PC-BM
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