ENGLAND ENTERED THE FINAL OF THE U 17 WORLD CUP
1ST SEMI FINAL : KOLKATA
25.10.2017 : BRAZIL 1-3 ENGLAND (FT)
TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 63681
ENG : Rhian BREWSTER 10', 39', 77'
BRZ : WESLEY 20'
BRAZIL :Gabriel, Wesley, Vitao, Lucas, Victor, Weverson, Paulinho, Marcos, Lincoln, Alan, Brenner.
ENGLAND : Anderson, George, Marc, Jonathan, Philip, Tashan, Rhian, Callum, Joel, Steven, Morgan.
REFEREEE : OVIDIU HATEGAN
90+5': FULL TIME SCORE : BRAZIL 1-3 ENGLAND
90+5': Referee blew the final whistle.
90': 5 minutes added time
86': REPLACEMENT ENGLAND : Foden out, Kirby out
85': REPLACEMENT BRAZIL: Nestor in, Alan out
80': BRAZIL 1-3 ENGLAND
Rhian BREWSTER scored following a pass from Emile from the right, his third goal
77': GOAL .England increased the lead
71': REPLACEMENT BRAZIL : Bobsin out, Helio in
69': REPLACEMENT ENGLAND : Steven out, Eyoma in
66': REPLACEMENT ENGLAND: Morgan out, Emile in
66': Lincoln's header went wide following across pass from Weverson from the right
64': Paulinho's shot saved by Anderson again
63': Alberto's shot saved by Anderson following a quick counter attack
62': A block by Gabriel denied Foden
60': REPLACEMENT BRAZIL: Brenner out, Alberto in
56': YELLOW CARD to Brenner of Brazil
53': Brewster header went over the cross bar following a cross pass by Hudson from the right
50': Anderson saved a long ranger from Marcos
47': A long run by Foden through the right but cleared by Brazil defense
46': Second session starts,England kicks off
45+3': HALF TIME SCORE : BRAZIL 1-2 ENGLAND
45+3': Referee blew the whistle for half time
45': 3 minutes added time
42': A cross by Paulinho from the right cleared by England defense
Brewster scored again following a cross pass from the right
39': GOAL .England scored
37': England pressing hard in Brazil defense but yet to create a chance
35': An attack by England through the middle but cleared by Brazil defense
31': A powerful long ranger by Wesley, Anderson collects in second attempt
29': A miss by Brenner places wide with only the goal keeper to beat
27': Chance for England....Joel's header missed the target following a corner from the left
25': BRAZIL 1-1 ENGLAND
Wesley scored following a defection of Paulinho's goal bound shot
20': GOAL Brazil equalised
19': A left footed shot from Paulinho but missed the target by a whisker
17': A long forward pass from Victor but Paulinho was a bit slow to react
13': YELLOW CARD to Steven SESSEGNON of England for rough play
10': BRAZIL 0-1 ENGLAND
Brewster scored following a faulty clearance by Brazil defense
10': GOAL .England scored
7': A powerful shot by Marcos Anderson collects in second attempt
5': A long ranger from Forden sailed over the cross bar
4': Brazil had some initial attacks but unable to cteate any danger in England defense
1': A forward pass from Marcos rolled over the goal line of England
0': Match started, Brazil kicks off.
BRAZIL TO FACE ENGLAND IN A HIGH PROFILE SEMI FINAL AT KOLKATA
KFC NEWS DESK - 24.10.17:The first semifinal of the U 17 World cup will be played between the two contenders of the tournament England and Brazil at Vivekananda Yubabharati Kriangan ,
Kolkata on Wednesday evening. It is a great challenge for FIFA aswell as for LOC to organise such a high profile match within a very short time as the match was forced to shift from Guwahati. The first semifinal was scheduled at Guwahati but due to the bad condition of the pitch at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati, FIFA has taken this decision following consultations with both teams in order to safeguard the players’ health and to ensure the best playing conditions.
After a win against Germany in the quarter final at Kolkata Brazil is now set to showcase an improvised performance against England in the semifinal and earn a berth for the next phase. The team from the Latin America showed their class in the the previous matches. The Brazilians rely on the team efforts change their strategy as and when required. The Brazilian coach Carlos Amadue feels the semi final will be more competitive and he might chance his starting line up in the
PREVIOUS MEETING (WORLD CUP)
BRAZIL WON : 1
ENGLAND WON : 1
TOTAL GOALS : 4
BRAZIL SCORED :2
ENGLAND SCORED :2
This will be the third occasion when these two nations faced each other as both won a match each at Korea(2007),and Chile(2015) respectively. England won all the matches so far in the current edition the competition are quite confident to face the challenge of Brazil in the semi final.
While interacting Steve Cooper, the coach of England said, "We won’t change our plan. We’re working towards a way, which we want to play in any game, with respect to a ‘lesser nation’ in a qualifier or if we’re playing in the semi-final of a World Cup. Our intentions will always be the same and that’s the whole point of having a plan. You can put it into action in the most extreme of situations and it doesn’t come any bigger at this moment in time than the semi-final of a World Cup.”
Kolkata is now all set to host the semifinal in a house full Yubabharati on Wednesday evening. The match will kick off at 5 pm IST.
SEMIFINAL AT KOLKATA SHIFTED FROM GUWAHATI
FIFA MEDIA RELEASE- 23.10.17 : Following a thorough assessment of the pitch conditions at Guwahati’s Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, which has been affected by severe rainfall over the past few days, FIFA has decided to move the venue of the semi-final between England and Brazil, due to be played on 25 October 2017, to Kolkata’s Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, where the match will kick off at 17:00.
Despite the great efforts by all involved parties, including the authorities of Guwahati, to preserve the pitch, FIFA has taken this decision following consultations with both teams in order to safeguard the players’ health and to ensure the best playing conditions.
The second semi-final on that day, between Mali and Spain, will still kick off as planned at 20:00 at the Dr. DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
Fans with a valid ticket for the semi-final originally planned to take place in Guwahati will be entitled for a refund . The value of the online tickets will be credited into the respective account.If any ticket holder wishes to see the match at Kolkata FIFA and LOC will arrange accordingly.
The tickets for the semi final match between England and Brazil are now available only on online. The counter sale will be decided after issuing the online tickets. this was intimated by the LOC officials in a press meeting at Kolkata.
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SPAIN TO MEET ENGLAND IN THE FINAL AT KOLKATA
MUMBAI : 2ND SEMIFINAL
25.10.17: (SEMI FINAL:3) SPAIN 3-1 MALI (FT)
SPA : ABEL RUIZ 19',43' FERRAN 71'
MALI :Lassana NDIAYE 74' (MALI)
SPAIN : Alvaro, Matau, Miranda, Guillaman, Chust, Blanco, Fera, Abel, Ruiz,Gomes, Cezar.
MALI : Gholam, Satavi, Jalali, Esmailjeadah, Shariati, Hossain, Sharafi, Sayyad, Gobeishavi, Namdhari, Ghaderi.
REFEREE: GERY VARGAS>
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SPAIN CRASHED IRAN TO MEET MALI IN THE SEMI-FINAL
FIFA MEDIA RELEASE : Spain eased their way into the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 with a 3-1 victory over Iran in Kochi on Sunday.
It was the European champions that dominated proceedings from the kick-off, with Abel Ruiz putting them ahead before the quarter-hour mark. On the rebound, the Spain captain drove his shot past Iran goalkeeper Ali Gholam Zadeh.
La Rojita nearly doubled their advantage, but Gholam Zadeh made a superb save to deny Cesar Gelabert at his feet, with the ball flying over the Iran crossbar.
Any hopes Team Melli had of a comeback ended on the hour mark, as Sergio Gomez scored a fantastic goal when he received a Ferran Torres pass before turning and beating Gholam Zadeh with a left-footed long-distance strike. Torres then added a third goal when he converted Mohamed Moukliss’s low cross.
Though Saeid Karimi pulled a goal back for Iran, Spain held on to secure their spot in the last four and a meeting with Mali in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.