Germany to Meet Columbia at U-17 World Cup

Germany lost to Iran 0-4 in the group game.Germany lost to Iran 0-4 in the group game.

Germany has not been a hugely convincing side in this FIFA U-17 World Cup, having lost to Iran 0-4 and it is not taking Colombia lightly in their round of 16 game.

“Colombia made a very good team for the World Cup. It played in a very competitive group. So we are expecting a very close game,” Germany coach Christian Wueck told reporters at the pre-match press conference on Sunday.

“Colombia has very fast players, very strong players and we have to give our best like we did against Guinea,” he added.

According to, Germany began their campaign with a 2-1 victory over Costa Rica but suffered a 0-4 humiliation against Asian side Iran in the second match before notching up a 3-1 victory over Guinea to qualify for the pre-quarterfinals as Group C runners-up side.

Colombia coach Orlando Restrepo said that his side would look to have more possession of the ball than their earlier matches.

“We want to recover the ball as soon as possible and want to possess the ball more. We have been better each game and we want to play better against Germany,” he said.

“We planned a different strategy against the US, different from those against Ghana and India (in the group stages). It worked against the US. We will implement the strategy as required tomorrow,” he added.


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