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Welcome to FIFA.com News - What happened to the stars of India 2017?
  • How have the stars of the U-17 World Cup 2017 progressed?
  • Sancho, Sargent, Torres and Foden amongst these already inflicting a sensation
  • Others with outstanding tales exterior high leagues

Exactly three years in the past, on 28 October 2017, England gained the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the first time with victory over Spain in Kolkata, India.

As you’ll anticipate, a choose group of gamers – significantly from the triumphant Three Lions facet – introduced their arrival at this memorable World Cup, suggesting they’d what it takes to make it at senior stage.

Now three years on from the grand finale, FIFA.com seems to be at how some of the match’s star names have fared in the interim.

Rhian Brewster

Brewster topped the scoring charts in India with eight strikes. A graduate of Liverpool’s youth academy, he would go on to signal professionally for the Reds in 2017 solely to undergo a serious setback the following January, when a extreme ankle damage and associated ligament drawback saved him out of motion for greater than a yr. Despite not having performed a aggressive sport for the membership, he was amongst the substitutes for the Reds’ 2019 UEFA Champions League ultimate victory over Tottenham.

In January 2020, he was loaned out to Swansea City and reunited with Steve Cooper, who coached England at India 2017. Brewster scored 11 targets in 22 league video games for the Swans, paving the manner for a everlasting transfer to Sheffield United earlier this month for a membership document switch payment. The 20-yr-previous performed the first two video games of the new Premier League season.

Ferran Torres

Torres was a member of the Spain facet that gained the UEFA European U-17 Championship in 2017 and completed runners-up at the World Cup later the identical yr. In India, he was considerably overshadowed by six-purpose hero Abel Ruiz, who made his mortgage transfer to Portugal’s Braga everlasting this yr, and Sergio Gomez, who gained the adidas Silver Ball and is at the moment on mortgage to Huesca following his transfer to Borussia Dortmund (two Bundesliga appearances) in 2018. Torres’ speedy progress quickly noticed him overtake his former group-mates and rack up 71 La Liga appearances for Valencia (six targets) in addition to 9 for them in the Champions League. That was adopted by a excessive profile transfer this summer time to Manchester City, with whom the ahead has already made his Premier League debut. It got here as no shock then to see him known as up to the Roja senior squad this yr.

Senior nationwide-group document

  • Debut: 3 September 2020
  • Four appearances (one purpose)
Ferran Torres of Spain celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Spain and Ukraine 

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Phil Foden

The versatile midfielder was awarded the adidas Golden Ball for greatest participant in India and wasted no time in making his breakthrough in skilled soccer. He made his Champions League debut for Manchester City again in November 2017 and his first Premier League look the following month.

The left-footer has already racked up two Premier League titles (changing into the youngest ever winner in 2018), and one FA Cup. To date he has performed virtually 50 instances in the English high flight and was handed his first full worldwide cap in September this yr.

Senior nationwide-group document

  • Debut: 5 September 2020
  • One look
Phil Foden of England celebrates with his team mates after scoring his teams second goal

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Josh Sargent

Sargent not solely represented the USA U-17 facet at the World Cup in 2017, but additionally the U-20s at the corresponding FIFA World Cup a number of months earlier, scoring in each competitions. 2017 was actually a landmark yr for him: two World Cups, a name-up to the senior group squad in addition to a transfer to German facet Werder Bremen. The ahead is now a longtime Bundesliga participant with six targets and virtually 50 league video games to his identify, whereas his strike charge with the Stars and Stripes is much more spectacular.

Senior nationwide-group document

  • Debut: 28 May 2018
  • 12 appearances (5 targets)
Tim Weah #11 and Josh Sargent #13 of the United States celebrate after a goal by Sargent 

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Cheick Doucoure

While Lassana N’Diaye (at the moment with AFC Eskilstuna in the Swedish second tier) was Mali’s star attraction of their run to fourth place at India 2017 (six targets), it’s compatriot Cheick Doucoure who has made the greatest strides in the interim. Since 2018, the midfielder has been on the books of Lens, the place he’s a mainstay of the group. The 20-yr-previous is now competing in Ligue 1 following promotion final yr and virtually 50 video games in the nation’s second division. This regular progress has additionally earned him a number of appearances with the full Mali group.

Senior nationwide-group document

  • Debut: 4 September 2020
  • Five appearances
Cheick Oumar of Mali (C) Doucoure and Elijah Just of New Zealand battle for the ball during the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

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Jann-Fiete Arp

Even earlier than he graced the U-17 World Cup, German ahead Arp had turn out to be the first participant born in the 2000s to compete in the Bundesliga. He managed the feat in the colors of Hamburg, for whom he scored twice in 18 high-flight video games – the first making him the membership’s youngest ever Bundesliga scorer. After their relegation, Arp performed 17 instances (one purpose) in the second division earlier than transferring to Bayern Munich in the summer time of 2019. Unable as but to make his first group debut, he’s taking part in for Bayern’s U-23 facet this season in the nation’s third division.

Jadon Sancho

Despite his facet lifting the trophy in India, Jadon Sancho’s match ended after the group stage, when he was recalled to Germany to make his Bundesliga debut for Borussia Dortmund. Since then, the England worldwide has performed 82 league video games for BVB, scoring 30 instances and making 40 assists. Moreover, he has competed 16 instances in the Champions League and is thought to be one of the most promising younger wingers in world soccer thanks to his tempo, imaginative and prescient and eye for purpose.

Senior nationwide-group document

  • Debut: 12 October 2018
  • 15 caps (2 targets)
Harry Kane of England celebrates after scoring his sides third goal with Jadon Sancho

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Callum Hudson-Odoi

Hudson-Odoi turned the youngest participant to debut in a aggressive match for England when he confronted Czech Republic in March 2019 in a European Championship qualifier. Having beforehand represented his membership Chelsea in a number of cup ties, the winger made his Premier League debut on 31 January. Since then he has performed 37 instances (two targets) in the high flight for the Blues, who he has been with since 2007, and made 15 appearances in European membership competitions. However, in the lately commenced 2020/21 season, he has not but managed to maintain down a beginning berth.

Senior nationwide-group document

  • Debut: 22 March 2019
  • Three appearances
Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Europa League Group L match between Chelsea and PAOK 

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Amarjit Singh Kiyam

After his facet’s robust draw and subsequent group-stage elimination at the U-17 World Cup on house soil, Indian midfielder Amarjit Singh Kiyam was chosen for the Indian Arrows, a nationwide soccer federation group created to nurture younger abilities and supply them with match time in the I-League. After making his skilled debut there, he made historical past by progressing from the nationwide U-17 group to the senior facet in simply two years. Ahead of the 2019/20 home season, he moved to Jamshedpur, for whom he has performed a number of instances in the Indian Super League. The 19-yr-previous was on the cusp of making his FIFA World Cup™ qualifying debut this September however had to pull out of the squad as a result of of an arm damage.

Senior nationwide-group document

  • Debut: 5 June 2019
  • Five appearances
Amarjit Singh Kiyam (L) in a match for India's senior national team against the Republic of Korea - undated

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Amine Gouiri

The French striker netted 5 instances in India having beforehand high-scored at the European U-17 Championship. By November 2017, the teenager had already debuted for Lyon in Ligue 1, however a torn cruciate in the summer time of 2018 made it tough for him to set up himself with OL on his return. The 2019/20 season noticed him make a quick Champions League look and play solely as soon as in Ligue 1, prompting a transfer to Nice in the summer time of 2020. Gouiri has hit the floor working along with his new membership, bagging a brace on his league debut towards Lens to instantly nail down a beginning berth.

Amine Gouiri of France reacts after scoring his team's second goal during the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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