Colombia Under-17 to play Minerva Punjab in practice match
New Delhi: The Colombia Under-17 football team will play Minerva Punjab FC here in a practice match, the I-League club confirmed
The South American nation, coached by Orlando Restrepo, on Thursday showed interest in playing against the Ludhiana based side. Colombia arrived here earlier in the day.
"Yes, it is confirmed, we are playing against Colombia on September 27. The boys are ready to go, they have just returned from the Subroto Cup," Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj said over phone.
The practice match will be played on September 27 at the Heritage College Academy here with the kick off scheduled at 6 pm. Colombia are placed in Group A with hosts India, the United States and Ghana.
The U-17 World Cup will start with Colombia's tie against Ghana on October 6 at the
Colombia announced their 21-man squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to start here from October 6.
Coach Orlando Restrepo made some significant changes, which finished third in the South American championship. Kevin Moreno, Heyler Gomez and Juan David Martinez are some of the absentees from the squad.