Brazil Win FIFA Under-17 World Cup For The Fourth Time

Brazil’s Selecao have won the 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup which they hosted.

They beat Mexico 2-1 at the Brasilia’s Estadio Bezerrao to carry the Cup for the fourth time.

Nigeria still leads the pack though, having won the tournament five times even though they crashed out early in the 2019 edition.

For the second straight match, Lazaro was Brazil’s super sub.

On Thursday he capped his side’s comeback against France in the semi-final by bagging the winning goal in the 89th minute.

On Sunday the No20 left it even later. Brazil fell behind in the 66th minute when Bryan Gonzalez beat adidas Golden Glove winner Matheus Donelli with a superbly-directed header.

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A Kaio Jorge penalty goal brought Brazil roaring back 18 minutes later, and Lazaro’s volleyed, close-range strike three minutes into second-half stoppage time sealed the trophy for the hosts.

In the third-place match, France rode Arnaud Kalimuendo-Muinga’s hat-trick to victory over European rivals the Netherlands.

Both teams benefitted from the reintroduction of their captains, who missed their respective semi-finals. Oranje field general Kenneth Taylor assisted the opening goal of the match, flicking a pass over the French defence to play Mohamed Taabouni in on goal.

France captain Lucien Agoume countered with an incisive through ball seven minutes later, which eventually led to Kalimuendo-Muinga’s first goal. The Paris Saint-Germain starlet scored two more in the second period en route to Les Bleuets’ bronze medal finish.

In the individual awards, Brazil’s Gabriel Veron won the Golden Ball, Sontje Hansen of Netherlands won the Golden Boot. The Golden Glove went to Brazil’s Matheus Donelli, while the Ecuador team won the Fair Play award .