Vinicius Jr. not to play FIFA U-17 World Cup

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Mumbai, Sep 30: Brazil U-17 football team star Vinicius Junior will not be a part of the team squad for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup, the Team Media Officer confirmed on Saturday. "It is confirmed Vinicius Junior will not travel to India for the U-17 World Cup," the Gregório Fernandes told IANS when contacted over phone. The 17-year-old Brazil football club Flamengo forward was earlier slated to land here on Saturday.  The Brazilian who has already signed a contract with Champions League holders Real Madrid helped his side win the Under-17 South American Championship scoring seven goals and was also named as the tournament's best player.