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Ghana opponents Colombia arrive India for U-17 World Cup [+SQUAD LIST]

Colombia unveiled their final squad for the Under-17 World Cup on Tuesday and are already in India two weeks ahead of kickoff.

Los Cafeteros touched down the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi Thursday with the selected 21-man squad and an eight-member technical team led by Professor Orlando Restrepo.

Colombia, who are making their 6th U-17 World Cup outing, will have two weeks to acclimatize before opening the tournament with Ghana at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on October 6.

They have secured a test game against the youth team of Indian Premier League side Minerva Punjab at the Heritage College Academy on September 27.

Colombia will also face tournament hosts India on October 9 and then the USA three days later to complete the group stage.

Colombia, after their last World Cup berth in Nigeria 2009, secured a return for this edition after finishing third in the South American Under-17 Football Championship earlier this year.

Below is Colombia full squad and technical team:

Goalkeepers: Nicolás Gómez (Deportivo Cali), Kevin Mier (Atlético Nacional), Daniel Melo (Club Udinese, Liga Atlántico)

Defenders: Andrés Balanta (Deportivo Cali), Robert Mejía (Universitario Popayán), Gustavo Gómez (América de Cali), Christian Andrade (Millonarios FC), Yadir Meneses (Envigado FC), Guillermo Tegue (Club Estudiantil, Liga Antioquia), Thomás Gutiérrez (Club Estudiantil, Liga Antioquia)
Midfielders: Deyman Cortés (Atlético Huila), Luis López (Independiente Santa Fe), Andrés Perea (Atlético Nacional), Fabián Ángel (Barranquilla FC), Etilso Martínez (Atlético Rionegro 2010, Liga Antioquia), Brayan Gómez (Atlético Nacional)

Forwards: Jaminton Campaz (Deportes Tolima), Déiber Caicedo (Deportivo Cali), Juan Vidal (Barranquilla FC), David Barrero (Atlético Rionegro 2010, Liga Antioquia), Juan Peñaloza (Club Estudiantil, Liga Antioquia)

Technical Team:

Orlando Restrepo – Technical Director
Alfredo Araújo – Technical Assistant
Juan Roldán – Physical Trainer
Daniel Restrepo – Doctor
Rafael Zabaraín – Psychologist
Álvaro Anzola – Goalkeeper Coach
John Diaz – Kinesiologist
Jaime Jaramillo – Equipment Officer







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