FIFA U17 World Cup: Quarter-finals round up
Mali beat Ghana 2-1 in the quarterfinal of the FIFA U17 World Cup at Guwahati to become the first team to book their semis berth.
Hadji Drame drew first blood for Mali in the 15th minute and Djemoussa Traore doubled their lead at the hour mark. Kudus Mohammed scored the consolation goal for Ghana from a penalty in the 70th minute.
England booked a semi-final berth at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 courtesy of a dominant 4-1 win over USA in the quarter-final clash held at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa on Saturday.
Rhian Brewster scored a hat-trick with Morgan Gibbs-White also getting on the scoresheet for England. Josh Sargent scored a solitary goal for the USA.
Spain booked their place in the last-four round of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 with a scintillating 3-1 win over Iran in their quarter-final clash held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Sunday.
Abel Ruiz scored in the first half before Sergio Gomez and Ferran Torres sealed the game for Spain in the second half to drain confidence off an unusually defensive Iranian attack. Substitute Saeid Karimi scored the only goal for Iran.
Brazil defeated Germany 2-1 in the last quarterfinal of the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup at the Vivekananda Yuvabharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium) in Kolkata on Sunday.
Going a goal down in the first half, courtesy a Jann-Fiete Arp penalty in the 21st minute, second half strikes from Weverson and Paulinho broke the South Americans’ jinx of faltering at the quarter final stage as seen in the last two editions.