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Top 5 Brazilian players to watch out for in FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017

Written by: Sanroy D'Sousa

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Brazil is known for producing some of the world’s best players and Khel Now brings you the players to watch out for in the mega event.

Brazil have won the world cup the most number of times and have a history of producing the best talents in the world with the likes of Pele, Romario, Ronaldinho, Neymar and many more. Ronaldinho and Neymar, in particular, have been a part of the Under 17 world cup, shining to limelight by exploiting this platform. It would be interesting to see who makes to the top among the squad. 

Brazil have been tipped as one of the favourites to win the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The Samba Boys will be playing their matches in Kochi, with the tickets already being sold out they are surely going to be surprised to see a sea of yellow cheering them up and giving them the edge against the opponents. Brazil will also be playing a match in Goa.

5- Lincoln Corrêa dos Santos

The striker is a Flamengo youth product

A Flamengo youth product, Lincoln is currently playing for the Flamengo U-20s. Playing as a forward Lincoln helped Brazil U-17 win the South American Under-17 Championship, scoring five goals in eight matches. An ardent fan of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, he hopes to replicate their success.

4- Paulo Henrique Sampaio Filho (Paulinho)

Paulinho who also known as a next Kaka began his youth career with Vasco Da Gama

Paulinho began his youth career with Vasco Da Gama SC before being promoted to their senior team this year. He justified his promotion with his excellent performances and also scored two goals in eight matches for them. In March 2017, along with Vinícius Júnior, Lincoln and Alan, Paulinho helped Brazil win the South American Under-17 Championship, scoring two goals, including the opening goal in the final-round match, in Brazil's 0–5 win against Chile.


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3- Brenner Souza da Silva

Brenner has been compared to Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus

We move on to the #20 for Brazil, Brenner. Brenner recently signed a long-term contract till 2022 with Sao Paulo. Prominently a forward, he also plays as a right-winger. Brenner has scored one goal in four matches for Brazil U-17s. He has scored in Brazil 3-1 over host India in BRICS Cup 2016. He started his youth career with Sao Paulo. He has scored 38 goals in just 18 games for Sao Paulo U-17s. He is also regarded as having a similar style to that of Manchester City star, Gabriel Jesus.

2- Alan Souza

Souza has been linked with both Real Madrid and Inter Milan

Basically an attacking midfielder, Alan is the next bright prospect playing for the Brazilian team. The  #10 is currently plying his trade for Palmeiras U-17s. He started his career with São Caetano before moving to Palmeiras. He has scored three goals in 16 matches for the Brazil U-17s. According to sources, he has been linked with a move to Real Madrid or Inter Milan. All eyes will be upon him this World Cup.

1-Yuri Alberto

 Alberto is on the wishlist of some of Europe's top clubs

A product of Santos, Yuri is one of the players to watch out for in the World Cup. The 16-year-old first emerged on the global map when he banged in 51 goals in just 35 matches last season. Yet to make his senior team debut, there are a number of clubs waiting for Yuri's signature including Manchester United, Arsenal and Roma. The clubs will keep a keen eye on this Brazilian wonderkid to bolster their attacking options.

Published: Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:03 AM IST

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