Reigning world champion PV Sindhu, who took the court first on Friday, was knocked out of Malaysia Masters by top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei, while Saina Nehwal was shown the door by Olympic champion Spaniard Carolina Marin
The four semifinalists from the AFC U-16 Championship qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in Peru. India had taken part in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup by virtue of being the host team.
India have played at a FIFA World Cup, as a host, which is different from qualifying. If the colts manage to pull off a win against the heavyweights at Kuala Lumpur tomorrow, it will be a red-letter day for India.