World cup is of which age group, the teams participating in this competition don’t think about it. And that’s why they don’t want to compromise with their preparation at any cost. The Under-17 FIFA world cup starting from 6th October in India is also not the exception case. Therefore all football teams are trying various approach of practicing to become comfortable with Indian climate and condition.
Paraguay Team’s Practice :-
FIFA’s 32 years history this is fourth time that Paraguay team qualify for this tournament. The time difference between India and Paraguay is 8 hours 30 minutes. To set the body clock of Paraguay’s players according to Indian timing, their head coach Moringyo Gustavo started their preparation two month earlier before the tournament. They did their practice in night at 2 o’clock to become comfortable with Indian climate. So when they reached India after traveling 15,000 kilometers, They didn’t have any problems in time adjustment. Paraguay won bronze medal in Latin America under-17 football championship by playing draw with Brazil team.
Chile Team’s Practice :-
Chile Team is the Runner Team of Latin America Under-17 football championship. And Chile Team’s all group stage matches are in Kolkata. therefore they were practicing in condition similar to kolkata from three months before the starting of the tournament. To give the feel of Kolkata they were playing in 35 degree Centigrade and 90-95 % humidity. they don’t want to take group stage matches lightly, that’s why Chile’s coach suggested there players to become comfortable with Indian Climate and Condition from first day of tournament.
Important facts About FIFA Under-17 World Cup :-
- First time any FIFA tournament is Organizing in India. This is 17th season of Under-17 world cup. First time it was organized in 1985 that time it was under-16 tournament.
- Three teams are doing debut this time these are India, Niger and New Caledonia Team. India is qualified because it is hosting the tournament.
- Four times the result of World cup final is decided by penalty shoot out.
- Fife times the winner of World cup is Nigeria team. Nigeria is also the winner of World Cup 2015.