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England Claim First U-17 World Title After Comeback Win Over Spain

England Claim First U-17 World Title After Comeback Win Over Spain

By James Agberebi: England claimed their first-ever FIFA U-17 World Cup title after coming from 2-0 down to beat Spain 5-2 in the final played in Kolkata, India on Saturday.

The win in India saw England continue their domination of FIFA age-grade competitions following their U-20s emerging champions of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

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A Sergio Gomez double in the 10th and 31st minutes had given Spain a 2-0 lead.

But a brace from Phil Foden (69th, 88th minutes) and a goal each from Rhian Brewster (44th minute), Morgan Gibbs White (58th minute) and Marc Guehi (84th minute) completed the remarkable turnaround for the English team.

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England become the fourth European team after Russia (1987), France (2001) and Switzerland (2009) to win the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

In the third-place match that preceded the final, Brazil defeated African champions Mali to finish third.

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