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U17 World Cup Ones to Watch GFXGOAL

Under-17 World Cup 2023: Arsenal's record-breaking teenager, Argentina's 'next Messi' and 17 wonderkids to watch

While the focus of the footballing world is predominantly on club football right now, for some of the game's brightest young talents, all eyes are on international duty and helping to lead their team to glory at the Under-17 World Cup, which kicks-off on Friday, November 10 in Indonesia.

Brazil are the defending champions, having won the competition on home soil in 2019, and are one of the 24 countries to have qualified for this year's tournament in the hope of both lifting the trophy and exciting fans back home with the potential of the next generation.

Previous iterations of the U17 World Cup have offered a first glimpse at some stars of the future, with previous Golden Ball and Golden Boot winners including Phil Foden, Cesc Fabregas, Toni Kroos, Victor Osimhen and Landon Donovan.

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So, who looks set to follow in those illustrious footsteps this time around? GOAL has picked out 17 players to keep an eye on over the next few weeks, ahead of the final on December 2...