Young Lions savour sweet taste of victory, Brazil finish third

Young Lions savour sweet taste of victory, Brazil finish third

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  • England crowned new FIFA U-17 World Cup winners
  • Brazil win Play-off for Third Place
  • Three Lions’ Rhian Brewster wins top scorer award

After 52 games in 22 days, the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 has its champion: England. In a repeat of the European U-17 Championship final in May, the Three Lions again faced Spain, this time emerging victorious after coming back from 2-0 down to win a thrilling game 5-2.

The result caps an outstanding year for England’s youth sides, following the nation’s victory at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 in June.

Meanwhile, Spain’s dream of lifting the World Cup at U-17 level again came up short. The Iberians have now lost in four finals at the tournament: 1991, 2003, 2007 and 2017.

In the Play-off For Third Place, Brazil ended their campaign on a high by beating Mali 2-0, as goals from Alan and Yuri Alberto saw off the 2015 runners-up.

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