England Claim First U-17 World Title After Comeback Win Over Spain

England Claim First U-17 World Title After Comeback Win Over Spain

By James Agberebi: England claimed their first-ever FIFA U-17 World Cup title after coming from 2-0 down to beat Spain 5-2 in the final played in Kolkata, India on Saturday.

The win in India saw England continue their domination of FIFA age-grade competitions following their U-20s emerging champions of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

A Sergio Gomez double in the 10th and 31st minutes had given Spain a 2-0 lead.

But a brace from Phil Foden (69th, 88th minutes) and a goal each from Rhian Brewster (44th minute), Morgan Gibbs White (58th minute) and Marc Guehi (84th minute) completed the remarkable turnaround for the English team.

England become the fourth European team after Russia (1987), France (2001) and Switzerland (2009) to win the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

In the third-place match that preceded the final, Brazil defeated African champions Mali to finish third.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 13
  • They might even claim Russia 2018 world cup

  • It’s can never happened ? Not this time, Nigeria :This is our time,let allow any challenges, we will be at the top

  • It because Nigeria is not playing

  • This is English year.congrats to them

  • When the cat is away the mouse will have a free day

  • It becos naija no qualify

  • Nigerianz ar d one soaring dem high. Cos we ar dem enough

  • Chei! Just because Nigeria did not have quality and good representations this year at the under 17 level, just like the last Olympic Games that was won by the Brazil.

  • The youth league un15, un17 and un20 in England is yielding profit. Dọ not be amaze if they triumph in world in 2o22 as a champion. Alot of our african underage players are in this league and nobody to nurture beyond making money and become a mature world class players. . .

  • Russia 2018, England is the favorite. Congratulations