FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: From Brazil's pizza routine to Paraguay's lollipop snack, here's what teams feasted on
From training sessions to sleeping and eating habits, Brazil had a plan in place beforehand for the World Cup, keeping in mind India's scorching heat.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India's loss to Colombia, absence of 'Samba flair' and other disappointments as picked by Firstpost writers
After a pulsating World Cup drew to a close after 22 days of action, Firstpost asked its writers to pick the biggest disappointment of 2017 edition. Here's who they picked:
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: England star Phil Foden backs teammates to have future professional success
England came from two goals down to beat Spain 5-2 on Saturday in Kolkata and win their first-ever World Cup at this level as Manchester City youngster Foden scored a brace.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Phil Foden, Dheeraj Singh and other standout players as picked by Firstpost writers
After a pulsating World Cup drew to a close after 22 days of action, Firstpost asked it writers to pick a standout player of 2017 edition. Here's who they picked:
After a pulsating World Cup drew to a close after 22 days of action, Firstpost asked it writers to name their most memorable moment of the 2017 edition. Here's what they picked:
For most footballing heavyweights like England, Brazil and Germany, the U-17 World Cup is just a platform to help expose their players to unfamiliar conditions and quality opposition at this level. Not winning the U1-7 World Cup is hardly a disaster.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: The most-attended, highest-scoring edition of tournament explained in charts
Here’s a look at all the numbers that matter after the 2017 U-17 World Cup drew to a close with England clinching the title by beating continental rivals Spain in the final.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: England ride on Phil Foden's brace to thrash European champions Spain in final
The 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World in India turned out to be a milestone event as it became the most attended and the highest scoring tournament ever.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Brazil played their worst game in two and half years, says coach after win
Brazil coach Carlos Amadeu on Saturday said they experienced their worst game in two and half years, after an unconvincing 2-0 win over Mali to finish third in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kolkata.
A goalkeeping howler and Yuri Alberto's opportunistic late strike were enough for Brazil to beat Mali 2-0 in an uninspiring match and finish third in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kolkata on Saturday.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 3rd-place play-off, Brazil vs Mali, Football Match Result: Brazil beat Mali to finish 3rd
Catch all the live coverage of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 3rd-place play-off match between Brazil and Mali.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Brazil, Mali coaches stress on 'more balanced competition' like European leagues
Brazil coach Amadeu, however, said it's an honour to be among the top four teams among the 24 qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
England's win over an equally gifted Brazilian side wasn't a case of one team outplaying the other with champagne football. But it was about knowing and understanding the need of the game and putting the best foot forward.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Ahead of final, England star Rhian Brewster has already left stamp on tournament
Brewster’s gifts have been seen in full glory since the quarters; he has been involved in all of England’s seven goals since, propelling himself and his team to the top of the goalscoring charts.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: England hero Rhian Brewster dedicates hat-trick to team-mate Jonathan Panzo
"I dedicate it to my mom and my family and Panzo because it's his birthday today," Brewster told reporters after their win over Brazil at the Salt Lake Stadium.
"The feeling is pride and satisfaction. We did it the way we wanted to do it. We had to fight for the moments. We are really proud of the result and performance. That's really the message," Cooper said.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Rhian Brewster scores second hat-trick to lead England to first-ever final
Brewster, who scored three goals in the 4-1 quarter-final win over the United States, floored the South American giants in the determined 3-1 win in Kolkata.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 semi-final, Brazil vs England, Football Match Result: Young Lions reach final
Catch all the live score and updates from the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 semi-final clash between Brazil and England.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Little to separate Brazil, England as heavyweights face off in relocated semi-final
With so little separating Brazil and England, it won't be a surprise if both teams are put through the agony of a penalty shootout to decide the winner.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Spain coach Santi Denia admits loss to Brazil in group clash served as wake-up call
Denia said: "We quickly realised we had to get better and that was our job - the coaching staffs. And that's what we have been doing and that's what we have to do in order to have a chance tomorrow."