FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, England vs Japan, Football Match Result: Young Lions win 5-3 on penalty shootout

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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, England vs Japan, Football Match Result: Young Lions win 5-3 on penalty shootout


Oct 17, 2017 - 22:22 (IST)

That's it from the Yuva Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.

It has been an exhilarating day of football with dramatic moments in each and every Round of 16 game. While Spain left it late to find a winner against France, Iran held off a determined Mexico in their match. Mali comprehensively defeated the Asian champions, once again proving their credentials. However, the match of the evening was most definitely witnessed by the Kolkata crowd.
While England enjoyed most of the possession and created more goalscoring chances, Japan's resilience at the back meant the game was too close to call at certain junctures.
In the end, the penalty shootout provided a fitting end to an engrossing goalless draw. England will hope they find their scoring boots against the USA at Margao while Japan will take heart from an impressive World Cup campaign.

Oct 17, 2017 - 22:16 (IST)

Mali are also through to the quarterfinals after they thrashed Iraq 5-1.

Oct 17, 2017 - 22:14 (IST)

Oct 17, 2017 - 22:14 (IST)

Oct 17, 2017 - 22:13 (IST)

England 5-3 Japan

England survived a scare from Japan to reach the last eight of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Japan were excellent in the ninety minutes of normal time, pushing England to the brink in the second half while the Young Lions struggled to break the deadlock.
While Japan's Hinata Kida missed his penalty, England buried all of their penalties in the shootout, Nya Kirby's final kick sending them through to the quarter-finals.

Oct 17, 2017 - 22:10 (IST)

Full time! England beat Japan 5-3 on penalties!

England are through to the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup after beating Japan 5-3 on penalties after the match finished 0-0 after 90 minutes. The Young Lions will now face the USA in Goa on 21 October. 

Oct 17, 2017 - 21:55 (IST)

Full time! England 0-0 Japan

It ends in a goalless draw in Kolkata and we will head to the first penalty shootout of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to decide who will face the United States in the last eight.

Oct 17, 2017 - 21:51 (IST)

90+1` England 0-0 Japan

We are into five minutes of stoppage time in Kolkata and it has been a mouthwatering clash between the two continental heavyweights. Anderson has been the busiest of the two goalkeepers in the dying stages and Japan have thrown caution to the wind, attacking down both right and left wing.

Oct 17, 2017 - 21:48 (IST)

88` England 0-0 Japan

Miyashiro's shot is deflected just wide off Anderson's post as Japan come closer than they have all night. Kubo, the 'Japanese Messi' has been on fire in the second half and Japan have asked difficult questions off England here.

Oct 17, 2017 - 21:45 (IST)

86` England 0-0 Japan

Japan are defending for their life now, as Hudson-Odoi's shimmying runs down the left flank have pegged Japan back into their own penalty area, but England lack that final decisive touch.

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Preview: With or without star player Jadon Sancho, in-form England start as hot favourites against Asian heavyweights Japan in the FIFA U-17 World Cup pre-quarterfinal clash at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan on Tuesday.

Sancho, a vital cog in England's free-flowing wheel throughout the group stages, was only allowed to attend the tournament on condition that he would return to his club, German giants Borussia Dortmund, after the group stages.

The English Football Association (FA), according to reports, tried to persuade Dortmund bosses to change their stance and let the talismanic player stay to hopefully fire England to World Cup glory.

While there was still no clarity on whether the highly-rated winger, comfortable on both flanks, would stay with the team or not, Sancho was seen training with one batch of English players on Sunday raising hopes of a possible end to the impasse.

But from what has been on display over the last week, it would be naive to imagine Steve Cooper's charges struggling against Japan even if Sancho is not available.

"We showed we have 21 players who can start games and make a difference in a tournament at this level which is obviously great.

"It will be difficult to pick the team for the next one but it bodes well that we have got so many players developing from our system and can come away from the World Cup and be better players," coach Cooper had said after their previous 4-0 verdict against Iraq despite making eight changes to the team that beat Mexico 3-2.

Barring Stoke City goalkeeper Josef Bursik, England have used all of their 20 players in three games underlining the depth in their ranks.

The only chink in the Europeans' armour has been their defence with the backline of Timothy Eyoma, Joel Latibeaudiere, Marc Guehi and Jonathan Panzo unlocked in the space of few minutes by Mexico's Diego Lainez.

Coming to Japan, the Yoshiro Moriyama-coached side gave a poor account of themselves in their last group engagement, drawing 1-1 with minnows New Caledonia who until then had shipped a dozen goals in two matches.

After coasting to a 6-1 victory over lowly Honduras, Japan were checked by France 1-2 with key players Keito Nakamura and Takefusa Kubo man-marked and their midfielders zonally choked.

Japan played a second-string team resting nine players against New Caledonia but their meek surrender after Nakamura had given them an early lead was far from a good advertisement of their bench strength - a sharp contrast to England.

Nakamura and Kubo would be the key players in Moroyama's scheme of things. In the other camp, the likes of Phil Foden, Angel Gomes, Rhian Brewster and George McEachran would look to continue their superb run upfront hassle free.

Japan and England have never met before at the U-17 World Cup.


England: Curtis Anderson, Josef Bursik, William Crelin, Timothy Eyoma, Joel Latibeaudiere, Marc Guehi, Jonathan Panzo, Lewis Gibson, Steven Sessegnon, Morgan Gibbs White, Tashan Oakley Boothe, Conor Gallagher, Angel Gomes, Nya Kirby, George McEachran, Jadon Sancho, Callum Hudson Odoi, Philip Foden, Emile Smith Rowe, Rhian Brewster, Danny Loader

Japan: Umeda Togo, Tani Kosei, Suzuki Zion; Nobuki Iketaka, Takumu Kemmotsu, Yukinari Sugawara, Yuki Kobayashi, Taichi Yamasaki, Seiya Baba, Kohei Okuno, Rei Hirakawa, Toichi Suzuki, Naoki Tsubaki, Shimpei Fukuoka, Hinata Kida, Soichiro Kozuki, Hiroto Yamada, Taisei Miyashiro, Keito Nakamura, Takefusa Kubo, Koki Saito.

With Inputs from IANS

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