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Monday, 18 November 2019

FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019: Brazil defeat Mexico to win World Cup

Henri of Brazil lifts the World Cup Trophy

Brazil bested Mexico 2-1 on Sunday night to win the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019™ at Brasilia's Estadio Bezerrao. Falling behind midway through the second half, the hosts stormed back to capture their fourth U-17 title. Substitute Lazaro's volleyed strike three minutes into second-half stoppage time propelled his side to victory while bringing jubilation to the 13,000-plus fans on hand.

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Nigeria and Senegal win in Afcon 2021 qualifier

Nigeria and Senegal claim big wins

Nigeria and Senegal claimed big wins in Southern Africa as the 2021 Afcon qualifiers continued on Sunday, while tournament hosts Cameroon claimed their first win by edging Rwanda in Kigali.

FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019: France earn bronze with win over Netherlands

Netherlands v France - FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 - Arnaud Kalimuendo-Muinga of France celebrates after scoring his sides second goal

Arnaud Kalimuendo-Muinga's hat-trick sparked a 3-1 victory for France over the Netherlands on Sunday in the third-place match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019™. Though they conceded the opening goal 15 minutes in, Les Bleuets rallied to down the Dutch on the back of their No7, who scored once in the first half and twice in the second. This Brazil 2019 bronze is the second medal the French have earned at the U-17 world finals; they won the whole tournament in 2001.

Friday, 15 November 2019

FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019: Scintillating comeback secures Brazil berth in final

France v Brazil - FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 - Veron of Brazil celebrates scoring an equalising goal

Brazil cemented a place in their sixth FIFA U-17 World Cup™ final on Thursday in dramatic fashion, coming from two goals behind to top France 3-2 in Brasilia. After conceding twice in the opening quarter-hour, the tournament hosts clawed their way back into the action. Veron tucked away a rebound off France goalkeeper Melvin Zinga in the 76th minute to knot the match at two goals apiece, then substitute Lazaro struck the winning goal a minute before second-half stoppage time. Now only Mexico separate Brazil from their fourth title at this level. The two sides will square off on Sunday 17 November at Estadio Bezerrao.