- FIFA investigating Rhian Brewster’s racism complaint during FIFA U-17 World Cup Final
- FIFA U-17 World Cup find Dheeraj Singh has trial offers from multiple clubs, including Scotland’s Motherwell, reveals agent
- PM Narendra Modi interacts with India U-17 football team, says no life without sports: Watch video
Germany U-17 coach Christian Wueck said their “first aim” is to develop players who are good enough to represent the senior team in the future. Germany will take on Colombia in the first pre-quarterfinal of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
“Our first aim is to develop players for the senior team, so I think it’s very important for the players to reach such a World Cup and to create impression with the fan and amongst other teams,” Wueck told reporters on the eve of the match.
The coach said that his boys will give a close fight to Colombia at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday.
Germany defeated Costa Rica and Guinea, but were stunned to Iran in the Group stages.
Colombia lost to Ghana but registered consecutive victories against India and the US to seal a berth in the knock-out stages.
“Colombia played a very good World Championship. They are in a very close group against teams India, the US and Ghana,” Wueck told reporters in the pre-match press conference here.
“We think we will have a very close game tomorrow, Colombia has very fast player, very strong players,” the 44- year-old added.
Asked about loss to Iran, he said, “Iran was better (that day), Iran is a very good team, very strong very compact, the better team won,” Wueck said.