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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U-17 World Cup: Spain Upbeat ahead of England final

KOLKATA: Spain U-17 coach Santiago Denia says Saturday’s final match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 against England will be tough but stressed that La Rojita have prepared well to soar over England’s Young Lions. Both Spain and England have never won the FIFA U-17 World Cup, in fact England is making their maiden final appearance […]

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U-17 World Cup: Brazil looking to leave India on a high

KOLKATA: Brazil coach Carlos Amadeu has ruled out making drastic changes to his side for Saturday’s FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 third place play-off against Mali. Brazil lost Wednesday’s semifinal 3-1 to England in Kolkata to miss out on a return to the final for the first time since losing to Mexico in 2005. But with third […]

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U-17 World Cup: Mali determined to seal third place

KOLKATA: Coach Jonas Kokou Komla insists Mali have “nothing to lose” in FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 third place play-off with Brazil on Saturday at Vivekananda Yubabharati Krirangan in Kolkata. The Eaglets of Mali exceeded many expectations to advance to the semifinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the second successive time before Spain overpowered them 3-1 on Wednesday […]

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India has arrived at the world stage: Praful Patel

KOLKATA: All India Football Federation President Praful Patel expressed his “delight and satisfaction at AIFF’s dream project FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 being an astounding success.” “In terms of organisation, the infrastructure, the attendance and conduct of the games is a reflection of the fact that India has arrived at the World stage,” Patel, […]

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