FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: England showed they were class apart; subpar Chile consumed by 'Group of Death'
England, with a superbly talented squad and excellent depth in their ranks, were the favourites to top the group right from the outset.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: England tearing Iraq apart even at half strength augurs really well for road ahead
Not only are England chasing a successful World Cup campaign, their nation looks at them with hope that it will be the birth of a side which in the near future can finally vanquish the demons of the past.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Iraq coach Qahtan Jathir hopes team's performance will unite war-torn country
Continuing the dream run in their second U-17 World Cup appearance, Iraq finished second behind England from a 'group of death' to set up a Round of 16 clash against Mali.
Mohammed Dawood may have looked like a complete striker, leading Iraq's attack single-handedly in the U-17 World Cup, but head coach Qahtan Jathir does not want to put pressure on the Baghdad teenager, and insists on playing as a "team".
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Iraq coach Qahtan Jathir reveals preparation was marred by major financial woes
Iraq's preparation for the FIFA U-17 World Cup have been marred by financial problems arising from the war and political turmoil that has brought the strife-torn country to its knees in recent times, their coach Qahtan Jathir said.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Iraq coach Qahtan Jathir vows to display the 'bright side of Asian football'
Iraq, who have made only one appearance in the U-17 World Cup at the United Arab Emirates in 2013, were knocked out in the group stage when they last participated.