After an impressive display in the AFC U-16 Championship having equalled their best AFC U-16 Championship run, India is just a step away from a maiden World Cup berth om merit but they will fare against the mighty Koreans who would be eyeing their third U-16 Championship after 2002.
But let’s peek on the players who would play vital role on Wednesday night.
● Vikram Pratap :
Star Indian forward, very much a player who relishes the challenge when taking on defenders like his intruding run against Vietnam to attain the penalty.
Having scored the only goal for India in AFC campaign India will be relying on him to put a noteworthy performance against the Korea Republic.
● Niraj Kumar :
His performance has been nothing short of heroic for India. While other keepers have conceded less goals, no goalkeeper has played a greater role in ensuring his team moved through to the latter stages of the competition. Having saved the crucial penalty save against Iran
and three clean sheets in many games, he has been vital for India. India would be looking for Niraj to deliver another cleansheet to seal their trip to Peru.
● Seo Jae-min :
Capable of occupying several offensive positions in or behind the main attacking line,
On having ball on his feet there was a momentary hush followed quickly by a squeal of excitement and applying his blistering pace. That has been resurfaced during this U-16 Asian Cup.
● Jeong Sang-bin :
Known for his brilliance and game changing ability, Jeong has been vital for Korea’s campaign and scored two goals in the competition so far. Republic of Korea would be relinquishing on their front line to fire cylinders to deliver stand out performance against India once again.
● Ridge Melvin Demello :
Possesses blistering speed and great acceleration ability and known for exploiting extra space available on the flanks. He has been the stand-out performer for India in this tournament having constantly delivering and terrorizing the opposition’s fullbacks throughout the tournament and having created numerous scoring chances. He can make it big for India tonight when they would fare against Korean republic.