England remained calm as substitute Nya Kirby sealed the issue after their goalkeeper Curtis Anderson denied Hinata Kida.
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On a balmy evening at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, the crowd was firmly behind the United States. The result? A hat-trick for Weah in a 5-0 thrashing of Paraguay.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: English players worth 20 times more than that of Japan, admits coach Yoshiro Moriyama
"Going by the market value of players they would be worth £20 million while it would be £1 million for Japanese players," said the Japan coach.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Head coach Steve Cooper says England would be 'naive' to call themselves favourites
Cooper also refused to agree that Japan's group league show is an indicator that they will be easy prey in the last 16 clash.
England have not progressed beyond the last-eight stage in the tournament but this time the 'Young Lions' look to last the distance, determined to follow up a summer of success for their country at the youth level.
Tim Weah scored thrice as the United States swept past Paraguay 5-0 to storm into the quarter-finals of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: France win over Guwahati with dazzling displays in Group E; Japan impress in patches
For table toppers France, it was a journey of winning over the crowd more than scoring in the bulk. The general Indian football fan which tends to support the underdog, rooted for New Caledonia when the Les Bleus were pumping in for fun
Keito Nakamura dribbled his way past the New Caledonia defence from the right to score for Japan in the seventh minute for his fourth goal in three matches.
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Japan look to register knockout spot with a win over New Caledonia in Group E clash
Japan got their campaign off to a flying start with a 6-1 win over Honduras before contenders France beat them 1-2 in the second game. While new entrants New Caledonia are yet to register a win
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: France's meticulous planning, fine-tuned tactics deliver 2-1 win over Japan
Not afraid of giving Japan the lion's share of possession, the system applied by France was nothing short of a masterclass for those who witnessed it.
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Amine Gouiri brace hands France win over Japan, seals pre-quarterfinal berth
Gouiri scored in the 13th and 71st to lift the former champions into the knockouts, while Japan found a consolation goal through Taisei Miyashiro in the 73rd minute at the Indira Gandhi International Stadium.
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Having begun their FIFA U-17 World Cup campaigns with goal-laden wins, France and Japan start on even keel in a group E encounter of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, in Guwahati on Wednesday.
The hat-trick goal was achieved when Nakamura's left- footed attempt off a Soichiro Kozuki through ball hit the target.
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