U17 World Cup; Brazil 1-3 England
England succed to go to final stage of U17 World cup after beating Brazil 3 goals. Liverpool youngstar “Rhian Brewster net hat tric enough for them to reach final stage. England will play final ith either Spain or Mali after their match in second semi final.
England have already won the U20 World Cup and the U19 Euros – leaving the FA hopeful the future is bright for the senior side.
Brewster netted his first when Callum Hudson-Odoi chipped in behind the flat-footed defence.
Brazil goalkeeper Gabriel Brazao kept the first effort out, but the England man finsihed the rebound.
Brazil were potent in attack at times, missing two great chances before equalising ten minutes later.
England found Brazil’s possession and swift counter attacks troublesome, and look stretched, until England struck on the break.
Brazil, the South American age group champions, were far more of a test than the USA but their heads dropped towards the end as England took charge.
Poached Brewster put England ahead, after a period dominating possession before half time.
Phil Foden slipped Stephen Sessegnon in and he lashed in a cross that Brewster controlled through his legs and stabbed home.
Man City youngster Foden was excellent ticking play over and a turn and burst of speed saw him go close to getting a third.
Brewster eventually got the third on 76 minutes, Foden breaking down the right channel and laying him up a back post tap in.
Right back Wesley played a double one-two with Paulinho and smashed home to set up a bright game pack with adventure.