England win the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup
The England U17 team avenged their European U-17 Championship defeat against Spain, by winning the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium. England defeated Spain 5-2 to lift their maiden title. The all-European final started with Spain dominating the first half, whereas the English boys bounced back in the second half with four goals.
Foden scores twice in England's win
Trailing 2-0, Rhian Brewster scored the first goal for England in the 44th minute. Morgan Gibbs-White scored an equalizer in 58th minute, after which Philip Foden gave a lead in the 69th minute. The fourth goal came from Marc Guehi in the 84th minute, followed by a final strike by Foden in the 88th minute of the match.
Highest scoring final in the history of tournament
The 5-2 score was the highest in all the finals played since the first edition of the tournament in 1985. The previous best was 3-2 in the final match between Ghana and Brazil in 1995.
Brazil defeat Mali 2-0 to finish third
Brazil ended up on the third place in the 17th edition of the tournament after winning 2-0 against Mali. After a goal-less first half, Alan Souza and Yuri Alberto scored in 55th and 88th minute respectively for the South American country. Brazilian goalkeeper Gabriel Brazao's fantastic efforts against the Mali players gave Brazil their best finish in the tournament since the 2005 edition.
Rhian Brewster is the highest goal scorer
England's Rhian Brewster is the highest scorer of the tournament with eight goals. He scored one goal against Mexico in the group match, one against Japan in pre-quarters, three each against United States and Brazil in quarter-finals and the semi-finals respectively and one against Spain in the finals. His team-mate Philip Foden won the Golden Ball for his performance in the tournament.