England makes history winning FIFA U-17 World Cup on Sunday at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata. The Three Lions had never reached to the last four of the tournament before, but India proved to be their lucky hunting ground. They reached to the final for the very first time and they beat the Spanish side to lift the U-17 World Cup trophy.
England’s U-17 emulated the feat of U-20’s team who won FIFA U-20 World Cup tournament in June. It was a remarkable comeback victory for Three Lions as they overcome 2-0 deficit to win 5-2.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, two of the shining star- Rhian Brewster and Abel Ruiz were in the lineup respectively for England and Spain to lit up the Salt Lake crowd, but it was Spain’s Sergio Gomez and England’s Phil Foden who grabbed the limelight in final. Gomez scored the first two goals of the final giving Spain 2-0 lead, but it was Foden’s magic which gave England a huge victory.
Spain takes the lead in 10th minute with Sergio Gomez first strike of the day and extend the lead to 2-0 with his another first-half strike. Hudson-Odei was the first to grab eye bowl for England as he hits the woodwork in quick reaction. And when a minute was left in first-half play, Rhian Brewster, tournament’s leading goal scorer hits one back for England.
Second-half takes a sharp turn as Gibbs-White taps home from close range. Foden who was instrumental in England’s second goal finds this time himself on the scoresheet as England leads the game 3-2.
Marc Guehi headed home fourth goal of the day for England as Three Lions now lead 4-2. But, it was man of the match Phil Foden who had a final say in the match with his late strike to give England 5-2 comfortable victory against the mighty Spain.