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Chile arrive in Kolkata

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, Oct 1: The Chile tiol team arrived here on Sunday.

A 21-member squad touched down at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Intertiol Airport around 8.20 a.m. and checked into a plush hotel.

Chile are in Group F along with England, Iraq and Mexico and will play all of their group matches at the revamped Salt Lake Stadium which will also host the fil on October 28.

Coached by Hern Caputo, this would be Chile’s fourth appearance at a FIFA U-17 World Cup and their second in a row after hosting the tourment in 2015.

Their tourment debut came in Japan in 1993, where they took everyone by surprise by finishing third, their best performance to date.

Knocked out in the group phase in Egypt 1997, the Chileans reached the last 16 on home soil two years ago.

Chile qualified for the world fils by finishing runners-up in the South American U-17 Championship, which it hosted.

After topping Group A, La Rojita beat Venezuela and Colombia 1-0 in the fil six-team round before losing their unbeaten record in a 2-0 defeat to Paraguay.

Another 1-0 win, this time over Ecuador, secured them a place in India and left them with a chance of claiming the continental crown on the fil day of the competition. IANS

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