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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 quarter-final, USA vs England, Football Match Result: Rhian Brewster's hattrick gives England win

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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 quarter-final, USA vs England, Football Match Result: Rhian Brewster's hattrick gives England win

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Oct 21, 2017 - 22:10 (IST)

That's it from us here at Firstpost. Thank you for being with us as we brought you all the live updates from today's quarter-final matches. Join us tomorrow as we cover the matches between Spain and Iran & Brazil and Germany. Goodnight!

Oct 21, 2017 - 22:08 (IST)

Mali and England advance to the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup after convincing victories over Ghana and the USA respectively. Mali await the winner of the match between Spain and Iran on Sunday. England meanwhile won't have it easy in the semi-final as they will either take on high-flying Brazil or their fierce European rivals Germany in the semis. 

Oct 21, 2017 - 22:02 (IST)

Fulltime. USA 1-4 England

Penalty to England and a straight red card for USA's Sergino Dest. Their misery compounds. Brewster goes to put the ball on the spot, looking for his hat-trick. And he makes no mistake. He sends the ball into the net with the last kick of the game as the referee blows the final whistle. England have won 4-1, a comprehensive display. They will travel Guwahati for the semi-final against the winner of Germany vs Brazil. They were excellent tonight and even when the USA were looking threatening, Anderson and his back four did well to hold on against a tide of American attacks. England did not miss the chances that came their way and that was the difference between the two teams. The USA will be disappointed, but England are deserved winners in this quarter-final. They looked sharp in attack and did not seem to miss Sancho. Brewster stepped up and scored a hat-trick, Hudson-Odoi and Phil Foden were hitting top gear tonight. England can take many positives from tonight's game and back themselves in the semi-finals. Five wins out of five; two more and England will be champions.

Oct 21, 2017 - 22:00 (IST)

England are through to their first U-17 World Cup semi-final!

Oct 21, 2017 - 21:57 (IST)

Full time! USA 1-4 England

Rhian Brewster's hattrick helps England thrash the USA 4-1. 

Oct 21, 2017 - 21:54 (IST)

90+5 GOAL! Rhian Brewster gets his hattrick! USA 1-4 England

Liverpool's Rhian Brewster is brought down by last man Sergino Dest in the penalty box. The referee shows Dest a straight red. Brewster gets his penalty as he strokes it into the bottom corner beyond a diving Garces.

Oct 21, 2017 - 21:50 (IST)

90` USA 1-3 England

Five minutes of added time. This has been a largely solid performance from England, barring that spell in the first half when it seemed like the USA could score at least six goals.

Oct 21, 2017 - 21:45 (IST)

85` USA 1-3 England

Phil Foden goes off to a standing ovation as the Manchester City player is replaced by Nya Kirby, who scored the winning penalty in England's last match against Japan. 

Oct 21, 2017 - 21:33 (IST)

74` USA 1-3 England

The USA finally find the net. Sargent, the goalscorer. He pounced on a rebound after a shot was parried by Anderson. But the USA still trail 3-1. If they can score another in quick time, this game could well and truly be on. 

Oct 21, 2017 - 21:31 (IST)

72` GOAL! USA 1-3 England

Josh Sargent gets on the end of a Sergino Dest cross to tap into the empty net.

Preview: England will know all too well that they will have to put their best foot forward and sweep aside the frailties of the last game when they take on a powerful United States side in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup quarter-final on Saturday.

England won against Japan in a round of 16 game via penalty shootouts after failing to unlock their rivals' rigid defence in ninety minutes.

Without star attacking midfielder Jadon Sancho, who has left the team after the group stages for club commitments with Borussia Dortmund, the Steve Cooper-coached side has looked to be lacking teeth.

The likes of Phil Foden, Rhian Brewster, Angel Gomes, George McEachran and Callum Hudson-Odoi have looked sharp but failed to convert in Kolkata the other day.

In the group stages, England were perfect. Winning three games more or less in convincing fashion, the Young Lions established their title credentials.

The USA, on the other hand, had a more comfortable progression with a thumping 5-0 win against Paraguay thanks to a hat-trick from Timothy Weah and a goal each from their star players Josh Sargeant and Andrew Carleton.

The USA were drawn in a tough group with Colombia, Ghana and hosts India. But they didn't let the magnitude of the competition and reputation of their opponents bog them down.

They are also one of the few teams in the world to have qualified for every single FIFA U-17 World Cup since its inception.

The stars and stripes, however, have never got past the quarter-finals except on one occasion in 1999 where the USA team reached the semi-finals bust lost out to Australia on penalties in the edition where arguably the US's greatest ever player, Landon Donovan was the star of the tournament.

The USA team scored five goals in their group games but definitely took it up a notch in the Round of 16 game against Paraguay by scoring five goals.

They will bank on Josh Sargeant, Timothy Weah, Ayo Akinola and Andrew Carleton to deliver the goods up front.

Sergino Dest, Chris Durkin, James Sands are the defenders US coach John Hackworth will put ahead of goalkeeper Justin Garces, while Chris Goslin and Blaine Ferri are the key defenders for them.

With inputs from IANS.

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