Mali look forward to register their first win against Turkey
Navi Mumbai: Last edition's runners-up, Mali would look to bounce back from their opening game loss to Paraguay when they face Turkey in a Group B encounter of the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Monday.
After conceding two goals, Mali fought back hard to level the scores 2-2 at the half-time in their game against Paraguay, but they eventually lost 2-3.
Mali's defence is an area of concern and was widely exposed by Paraguay. But they have some strong attackers and coach Jonas Komla would surely expect his boys to learn from the mistakes they committed in their opening game.
Mali, who failed to win the title in 2015 after losing to Nigeria in the final, are considered as dark horse and they will have to score a win against Turkey to remain in the fray.
Mali produced an aggressive display against Paraguay but they would need to pull up their socks against Turkey, who drew 1-1 against New Zealand in their Group opener.