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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 semi-final, Brazil vs England, Football Match Result: Young Lions reach final

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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 semi-final, Brazil vs England, Football Match Result: Young Lions reach final

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Oct 25, 2017 - 19:14 (IST)

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Oct 25, 2017 - 19:10 (IST)

A historic night for England as they reach their first ever FIFA U-17 World Cup final. Against a heavily favoured Brazil side and in front of a partisan crowd, the Young Lions gave an astounding performance to beat the South Americans. Liverpool's Rhian Brewster scored his second hattrick of the tournament and he now leads race to win the golden boot with 7 goals. 

England will now wait as Spain take on Mali in the second semi-final. England have painful memories of playing Spain, as the Young Lions were beaten by the Spaniards in the final of the U-17 Euros earlier this year. However, they will take confidence from their victory against Brazil and will be ready for Mali or Spain in the final.

Oct 25, 2017 - 19:04 (IST)

FT. Brazil 1-3 England

Brilliant scenes in Kolkata as the English players cut short their celebrations to console their Brazilian counterparts. The Brazilians make it a point to applaud the crowd that supported them wholeheartedly today.

Oct 25, 2017 - 18:56 (IST)

Fulltime. Brazil 1-3 England

England players rush into the field in celebration as Brazil players lie down in agony. The World Cup dream is over for them, but deep down, they would know England deserved it more.

Oct 25, 2017 - 18:56 (IST)

Fulltime! England are through to the finals!

That's it! England are through to their first ever FIFA U-17 World Cup final. They outclassed Brazil on the night who had no answer to their forward players. Brazil can be proud of their efforts in India that could still culminate in a credible third place finish.

Steve Cooper's side take immense momentum into the final, and might as well be favourites even before their opponents are known.

Oct 25, 2017 - 18:53 (IST)

90+1` Brazil 1-3 England

Five minutes added by the referee. Five minutes for Brazil to get two goals and force the game to penalties and Yuri Alberto tries one from a distance but Anderson saves it comfortably. At the other end, Hudson-Odoi gets a chance to score England's fourth but his powerful shot is straight at Brazao. 

Oct 25, 2017 - 18:49 (IST)

.88` Brazil 1-3 England

Phil Foden comes off to a standing ovation from the Kolkata crowd. Today, they and Brazil were resigned to his class, and maybe just maybe, his sublime show might coax the Kolkata crowd to side with England in the final.

Oct 25, 2017 - 18:48 (IST)

87` Brazil 1-3 England

With victory all but wrapped up, England make another change as the impressive Phil Foden is replaced by Nya Kirby. Brazil too make a change as Rodrigo Nestor comes on for Alan. 

Oct 25, 2017 - 18:42 (IST)

81` Brazil 1-3 England

Foden has been thoroughly impressive today and the Man City midfielder with a powerful shot at the Brazil goal. The ball flies past the goal and even though Foden appeals for a corner-kick, the referee awards a goal-kick. 

Oct 25, 2017 - 18:40 (IST)

77` Brazil 1-3 England

HAT-TRICK for Brewster! It was a tap-in but he was there at the right place at the right time. However, huge credit must go to Phil Foden for creating the chance. He's running the show in that England midfield today. Even with ten minutes to go, it's game, set and match. England on their way to their first-ever U-17 World Cup final.

Preview: Odds-on favourites Brazil and England will look to brush aside last-minute logistical alterations and outsmart one another in a crunch semi-final clash at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Wednesday.

The match was supposed to take place at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati but incessant rains forced FIFA to shift the game to Kolkata which will also host the final on Saturday.

After inspection of the ground where Ghana and Mali had a rough time playing their quarter-final a few days ago, both teams decided not to fight it out on the soggy pitch and return to the city where the pair have tasted success.

While Brazil rode on brilliant strikes from Weverson and Paulinho to come back from one goal down and script a magnificent 2-1 victory against Germany in the quarter-final, England were perfect in all three of their group F matches scoring as many as 11 goals and leaking just two.

In the round of 16 encounter, the Young Lions best Japan on penalty shootouts after the regulation time finished goalless.

England, playing their first U-17 semi-final, have dazzled up front even without attacking midfielder Jadon Sancho who flew to Germany after the group stages for club commitments with Borussia Dortmund.

While Sancho made his Bundesliga debut over the weekend, the likes of Rhian Brewster, who netted a hattrick in their last-eight engagement against the US, Phil Foden, Callum Hudson-Odoi and George McEachran made sure his absence did not affect the team.

Manchester United's Angel Gomes started in place of Sancho in the last game wearing the captain's armband and is expected to do the same on Wednesday.

Irrespective of the result against Brazil, England will play six of their seven games in Kolkata with the third-place-match also scheduled here.

The Steve Cooper-coached European U-17 runners-up have the upper hand in terms of knowing the Yuba Bharati Krirangan turf better than their opponents.

The only difference this time would be the atmosphere. Having so far revelled in the support of the fans, England now have to cope with the expected full house at the colossal venue vociferously supporting Brazil once again.

The three-time champions, playing their seventh U-17 semi-final, are high on confidence after the morale-boosting quarters win.

Carlos Amadeu's charges have their decks full with individual talents like Paulinho, Alan, Lincoln and Brenner lighting up the tournament so far with their silken skills.

In goal, Gabriel Brazao has been the tourney's best keeper. Despite conceding a penalty in their quarter-final win over Germany, the Cruzeiro custodian has been difficult to beat in India with a save rate of 88.9 percent.

He is yet to allow an opposition player to find the back of his net from open play.

The playing style of both top-heavy teams have revolved around their passing game and quick build-up in the final third. "Brazil play like European teams," German coach Christian Wueck had said ahead of their last-eight clash.

Brazil have the obvious advantage of their players capable of producing moments of magic. On Wednesday, with the crowd rallying behind them, the Samba boys would look to seal their fourth final berth.

For inspiration, England have their U-20 boys who won the World Cup earlier this year.

This will be the third face-off between the two nations in the tournament's history. While England triumphed 2-1 in 2007, Brazil won 1-0 in Chile in 2015.

Brazil: Gabriel Brazao, Lucas Alexandre, Yuri Sena; Wesley, Luan Candido, Weverson, Lucas Halter, Matheus Stockl, Rodrigo Guth and Vitor Eduardo; Alanzinho, Marcos Antonio, Rodrigo Nestor, Victor Bobsin, Victor Yan and Vitinho; Brenner, Lincoln, Paulinho, Yuri Alberto.

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.

With inputs from IANS

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