3RD/4TH POSITION MATCH: VIVEKANANDA YUBABHARATI KRIANGAN:KOLKATA
BRAZIL FINISHED IN THE U 17 WORLD CUP
28.10.2017: BRAZIL 2-0 MALI (FT)
TOTAL ATTENDANCE : 56492
BRAZIL : ALAN 55',Yuri Alberto 88'
BRAZIL : Gabriel, Wesley, Vitao, Lucas, Bobsin(Rodrigo), Weverson, Paulinho, Antinio,Lincoln(Yuri), Alan(Nestor), Brenner.
MALI : Koita, Haidara,Traore, Fode, Mamadi,Camara, Drame(Toure), Salam(Seme), Samake(Cheick Oumar), Kane, Lassana
REFEREE: RICARDO MONTERA.
FIFA MEDIA RELEASE: Brazil claimed third place at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 with a 2-0 victory over Mali at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium in Kolkata on Saturday.
A goalless first half saw the African champions show more urgency and intent to break the deadlock with efforts from Boubacar Haidara, captain Mohamed Camara, and Salam Jiddou. However, a lack of finish and good goalkeeping by Brazil’s Gabriel Brazao kept the Eaglets off the score sheet.
It was early in the second half that Brazil won the third place play-off in very fortunate circumstances. Alan made a run towards the Mali goal before striking a rolling shot at the target. It looked a routine save for Eaglets goalkeeper Youssouf Koita, but he allowed the bouncing ball to slip past him and into the net.
Though the West Africans tried their best to find an equaliser, Brazil sealed victory with a late goal from substitute Yuri Alberto. It is the second time that the South Americans have finished third at a U-17 World Cup.
FINAL SCORE : BRAZIL 2-0 MALI
90+4': Brazil finished third as they overcome the challenge of Mali by scoring two important goals in the second session. Alan scored the first goal which was a gift of Mali defense and goal keeper. Koita, the goal keeper of Mali failed to collected a feeble shot from Alan from age of the 18 yards. Mali had a series of attack in the second session but it was Gabriel Brazao, the goal keeper of Brazil came as barrier in front of Mali.
45+1': The first session ended goal less. Mali had a complete dominance in the first session created a number of opportunity to score, but denied by Brazilian goal keeper Gabriel Brazao in several occasions. Brazil had some rare attacks in the first half failed to create any impact in Mali's central defense.