Saturday, 28 October 2017

FIFA U-17 World Cup: England Beat Spain 5-2 To Lift Trophy After Incredible Comeback

England has won the Under-17 World Cup after beating Spain 5-2 in a spectacular comeback from being two goals down in the first half an hour.
England swaggered their way into the FIFA U-17 World Cup triumph and the invigorating final against Spain was as much a celebration of attacking football as it was about an incredible turnaround in India on Saturday.

The game took place in front of a capacity crowd of 66,684 at the Salt Lake Stadium.

The Three Lions colts hammered The La Rojas juniors 5-2 in the highest-scoring final in the history of this age-group tournament.
Guehi can't believe it as he turned the ball home to score England's fourth goal and seal their victory

England were two goal down just before the half time with Spain winger Sergio Gomez scoring in the 10th and 31st minutes, but the Three Lions rallied to pump in five goals, including four in the second half, through Phil Foden (69th and 88th), Rhian Brewster (44th), Morgan Gibbs White (58th) and Marc Guehi (84th).

Today's win in the all-European final also capped England Youth teams' remarkable year.
England are the champions of the world at Under-17 level following a staggering turnaround to beat Spain 5-2

They had won the U-20 World Cup in South Korea earlier this year while their U-19 side had won the European championships.

England now became the ninth champion of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Their striker Rhian Brewster also ended as the tournament's highest scorer with eight goals to get the Golden Boot.
Spain celebrate taking a two-goal lead thanks to Gomez and they were in complete control of the final at this stage

Spain finished runners-up for the fourth time after 1991, 2003 and 2007.


The summit clash was a fitting finale for a tournament which has set the record of most attendance in its history.

It has also become the highest scoring event with 177 goals from 52 matches.

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