FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 in numbers

The FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 came to a fitting conclusion with a match that encapsulated the high quality of the event and the attacking prowess of the teams involved. England, the tournament’s top scorers, ran out worthy winners against a Spain side that let slip a 2-0 lead and found themselves on the […]

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‘Super Proud’ Cooper Hails Young Lions’ Courage

KOLKATA: England coach Steve Cooper expressed his immense pride in his players after they claimed their first FIFA U-17 World Cup title with a 5-2 victory over Spain after going down by two goals in Saturday’s FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 final at Kolkata. Sergio Gomez gave the La Rojita a 2-0 lead at the half hour […]

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Rhian Brewster claims Golden Boot Award

KOLKATA: England marksman Rhian Brewster claimed the Golden Boot Award at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 after the Liverpool FC striker netted eight goals in seven games for the champions. Brewster, 17, netted a first half header as England thump Spain 5-2 after rallying from two goals down to claim their maiden U-17 World Cup […]

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Golden Ball ‘the icing on the cake’ for livewire Foden

KOLKATA: Phil Foden emerged as the star of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 017 as the Young Lions midfielder not only found the back of the net twice in the final as England secured the first ever U-17 World Cup title, but also won the Golden Ball Award presented. The Manchester City midfielder scored thrice over the […]

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Brazao, Brewster and Foden lead individual honours

KOLKATA: England lifted a World Cup trophy for the second time in the same year after beating Spain 5-2 in the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. However, it wasn’t the only silverware won by an Englishman on the night. Golden Ball: Phil Foden (England) – 7 games (3 goals, 1 assist) Dominic […]

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U-17 World Cup: England thrash Spain to crown Champions

  KOLKATA: England defeated Spain 5-2 in the final to crown champions in the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 in front of 66,684 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Saturday. The English came from two goals down to claim victory, securing their first world title at this age group level, and revenge […]

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Better team lost claim Mali coach

KOLKATA: Mali coach Jonas Kokou Komla claimed that his side had been the better team despite losing 2-0 to Brazil in FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 third place play-off at Kolkata on Saturday. “It was not the best team that won. I can’t reproach the players for anything. We had a good few chances that […]

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U-17 World Cup: Brazil beat Mali to claim Bronze

KOLKATA: Brazil claimed third place at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 with a 2-0 victory over Mali at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium in Kolkata on Saturday. A goalless first half saw the African champions show more urgency and intent to break the deadlock with efforts from Boubacar Haidara, captain Mohamed Camara, […]

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