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This is uncharted territory for the
Young Lions of England. It is Brazil
against England for a place in the
World Cup final. Opportunity for
Brewster! In the second time. Rhian
Bruce done to give England the lead
inside ten minutes. Paulinho! Wesley
trying to get the rebound and he
has. Sessegnon on the overlap.
Brewster is waiting. Brewster.
England back in front. Brewster!
Another England hat-trick! England
under 17s are through to their
first-ever World Cup final.
and welcome. England are potentially
90 minutes away from claiming a
second World Cup title in 2017,
after that thrilling win over
Brazil, the under 17s face Spain in
the World Cup final in Kolkata.
Kick-off in India is less than ten
minutes away and we will have the
whole game live. Joining us for this
one, former England defender Danny
Mills and Paul Simpson, who had the
honour of coaching England under 20s
to their World Cup win in June.
Thank you for joining us. Paul, that
was England's first World Cup in 51
years. The under 17s have just
beaten the tournament favourites,
Brazil, how highly do you rate them?
These are a fantastic group of
players, real talented individuals,
they've got a great work ethic
amongst the group and you know, the
other thing that impressed me, I
spent a couple of days with them
last July and they are really good
lads as well. They are very
determined and focused on what they
want to do and hopefully they can go
this final step the -- this
You can see the team
ethic. It's been an unprecedented
-year-old successful England's youth
teams and when you think of the work
that goes on behind the scenes, it
is no accident.
that goes on behind the scenes, it
is no accident.
It's not and this
has been coming for some time. This
plan was put together several years
ago, to get the England national
teams at lower level, St George's
Park has been a huge part of that
but playing all the way through,
getting ready for tournaments. At
the top level, we have always failed
which is because we have not taken
tournaments at youth level
which is because we have not taken
tournaments at youth level seriously
up until the last for five years.
Obviously, with Paul's success last
year, what an unbelievable
achievement but it gives everybody
huge inspiration to go on and mimic
Paul, you were talking about the
team and there has been so many key
players but certainly a couple of
standouts, particularly Manchester
City's Philip Foden and Liverpool's
Rhiannon Brewster, two players who
have got everyone talking, not least
their bestie managers, Pep Guardiola
and Jurgen Klopp, raving about them.
their bestie managers, Pep Guardiola
and Jurgen Klopp, raving about them.
-- their first team managers.
have shown they can go to the
Philip Foden has
great balance and ability and a
wonderful left foot and he is
creative, plays with a smile on his
face, and Rhian Bruce star, he is a
natural goal-scorer. I've watched
him a couple of times in Liverpool's
under 23s and you look at his
goal-scoring form in this
competition, it has been excellent,
this is not just a coincidence that
he is in that position, he's in a
great position and when you've got
people like Foden creating, showing
little bits of skill like this where
he can go past players with ease,
he's got a great chance of getting
Absolutely fantastic, the
pair of them. We are moments away
from kick off. Time to hand you over
to the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata
for the final of the under 17 World
Cup, your commentary team is former
England winger Trevor Sinclair and
COMMENTATOR: Welcome along. What a
day, one game from glory, the
biggest day in these teenagers'
lives. Hardly speak in the stadium
to be had as well. The rematch of
what, as recently as June, was the
final of the European Championships,
is now the World Cup final.
Those nerves will be jangling and
they will only increase after the
playing of the two national anthems.
Ladies and gentlemen, please stand
for the national anthem of England.
# God save our gracious Queen
Long live our noble Queen
# God save the Queen
# Send her victorious
# Happy and glorious
# Long to reign over us
# God save the Queen. #
And now the national anthem of
MUSIC: Marcha Real.
Wonderful atmosphere as well, over
60,000 inside the stadium in
Kolkata. Spain, the reigning
European champions, only after that
penalty shoot out victory over
England in the Croatian government
in the summer. -- Croatian
tournament. England have seven from
the final in the starting XI today,
the same team that started and beat
Brazil in the semifinals, led of
course by the man getting all the
personal headlines, Rhiannon
Brewster of Liverpool, -- Rhian
Bruce. . Seven goals so far. He in
line for personal glory would be
Golden Boot as well. That will be
more sweet if he can help it into
the World Cup finals. Spain include
four players from Barcelona, four
from Real Madrid but all eyes and
all the talk is Abel Ruiz, the
centre forward and captain wearing
number nine of Barcelona, only one
short of Brewster with six goals in
the tournament, the only man who can
deny him that accolade is already a
regular in Barcelona's B team.
Plenty of options for both teams
from the bench. Just a mention of
Jadon Sancho who played in the first
three games of the competition for
England, left Manchester City for
Borussia Dortmund, scored three
goals as well before rather
controversially, Dortmund recalled
him out of the tournament and gave
him his full Bundesliga debut last
weekend. But England have managed
brilliantly without him and I am
sure he will be watching from
Germany today to see if these young
Lions can complete the job.
Latibeaudiere, there, the England
captain, one of the players who
missed the spot kick in the European
final, meeting today's reverie, who
is from Paraguay Henrique Caceres.
And the opposing captain, he will be
marking, who scored in the final in
Croatia, Abel Ruiz of Barcelona.
Spain have won the toss and they
overcame Mali in the semifinals,
Steve Cooper looking to emulate what
studio guest Paul Simpson did with
the under 20s in the summer, only 37
years old, appointed to this age
group in July 2000 15. Santiago
Denia, the Spanish coach, looking to
be the first-ever European coach to
win the European and World Cups in
the same year. Trevor Sinclair
watched the semifinal with me. We
were excited by that. What are you
I'm really excited,
I've got to say, the performance
that England put in against Brazil
in the semifinal was absolutely
outstanding and they did not put a
foot wrong. I think they have got to
keep their emotions out of it, take
the experience from losing the
European final against Spain, try to
take the positives from that game,
and maybe a bit of revenge has got
to be on the cards.
The final few
words of encouragement in the
huddle. England's fourth major youth
final of the calendar year. Will
there be more celebration?
It is one of those
once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for
these teenagers. Can England grab it
with both hands? There will be a new
name on this World Cup trophy today.
Will it be England's? And can they
do what they so narrowly failed to
do in the summer in the final of the
Euros in Croatia and overcome Spain,
who incidentally, unlike England,
have been beaten in this tournament,
on their road to the final by Brazil
in the opening group match, 2-1, who
of course, England swept aside in
the semifinals. England come to be
got through their group against
Chile place-macro, Mexico and Iraq
and then needed a penalty shoot out
win, yes, a win, against Japan. Then
they beat the USA and Brazil. The
first opportunity, Brewster, what a
start this could be! Gibbs-White's
effort kept out by Alvaro Fernandez
in the Spain goal.
from England, very patient from the
back, waiting for the opportunity to
miss the line-out.
McEachern. Really positive start
from England's Young Lions.
Hudson-Odoi with the skill. Shop
from Foden, blocked.
start, really comfortable in
possession, taking responsibility.
An important touch at the other end
from Guehi because Abel Ruiz, the
main man, they know all about him,
England, he scored against them in
the Euros final, scored six in this
tournament he was right on the
pressure in the opening sections of
the game, not allowing England to
play out easily. -- opening seconds.
Brewster, looking for Gibbs-White on
the edge the six yard box. Cleared
by Jamie Mackie, the Spanish right
back. What an open start. Ferran
Torres, the very highly rated young
Valencia player. He was fouled by
Panzo got a bit too tight to
him there. Looking at this move,
great manipulation of the first
touch, good movement again from
Brewster. Just managing to get his
shot off, good stop by the
goalkeeper but encouraging signs for
England, similar to how they started
Gibbs-White, who has
already played 12 times in the
Wolves first team. Made that
opportunity in the first minute of
the World Cup final for England.
Blanco, for Spain. He was stopped by
Neatly done by Gibbs-White. Foden,
he knows he's got Sessegnon on the
overlap. Just lacking the composure
at the all-important moment.
play again. I was really a with
Hudson-Odoi on the left-hand side in
the three for England in the Brazil
game, coming inside, nice and
bright, excellent pass from Phil
Foden again and just a bit sloppy
with a cross by Sessegnon who was
really good in the last game. He
needs to make sure he keeps that in
play and gives his forwards a chance
to get on the end of it.
clearance. The Spanish centre-back,
then the England captain,
Latibeaudiere of Manchester City,
the academy Player of the Year last
year for his club. Steve Cooper has
said they won't change their plan
their way of playing for any team.
He has stuck with that right way
through the tournament, 4-1, they
beat the USA the quarterfinals. 3-1,
they beat Brazil in the semifinals
and they have started this one in a
very positive frame of mind again.
Yeah, Latibeaudiere was a leader in
the semifinal, you could see his
communication and leadership skills,
making sure the defence were nice
and tight. Leading from the back is
always a good way. I feel he did
that well without having the
captain's armband, so excellent to
see that from a defender.
Latibeaudiere finding Gibbs-White.
Manchester City's Phil Foden. Under
pressure from Miranda, the Barcelona
full-back. Barcelona and Real
Madrid, as I mentioned, providing
eight of the Spanish starting XI.
Manchester City and Chelsea are
avoiding seven of the England
starting XI. -- providing seven.
Foden once more, just trying to
squeeze it through the legs of
Miranda. Trying to find Gibbs-White.
You can already see Miranda does not
want Foden with the ball at his
feet, he is pressing as soon as the
ball looks like it is going anywhere
near him and there is a risk if that
happens is that the ball could be
played in straight behind Miranda
and Foden might beat him without the
Panzo of Chelsea, who actually
celebrated, and what a way to
celebrate his 17th birthday on
semifinal day. That win over Brazil.
Foden. Miranda having to chase back
again for Spain which he did
successfully on that occasion and
drew the foul from Foden.
I was talking about, is Miranda gets
too far out wide, Foden will look
for the ball inside the full-back
and beat Miranda without having to
risk the ball. Gotzis distances
right, there, Miranda but something
worth looking at in the rest of the
They have the opportunity to
make history, these England boys. No
team from this age group had ever
got to semifinal, let alone the
World Cup. Spain have never won it
either, remember. Ferran Torres of
Valencia. And the goalkeeper, Curtis
Anderson, a second time.
story, that, he seemed to struggle
to catch things first time around as
the ball came in. A fizzing ball
into the box, good skill,
manipulation of the ball again. He
just needs to try to make that
stick, it happened quite a lot in
the Brazil game.
Was not the man in
goal when Spain won that dramatic
final of the Euros in the summer
which incidentally, until the sixth
minute of stoppage time, England
were leading 2-1. And then, as it
would do today, it went straight to
penalties and Spain were victorious.
Nice bit of skill from Victor. Jamie
McGrigor is possessed. Sergio Gomez.
Torres will keep this in.
Miranda closed down by Foden,
awkward bouncing ball, but well
gathered in the end by Anderson.
First bit of sustained pressure by
Spain, there. They all looked very
comfortable on the ball and I think
England have to be gather when they
don't press the ball that they don't
get beaten too easily. At times, the
Spanish players are dropping the
shoulder and going past the England
press. That can't happen.
A new name
on the under 17 World Cup which will
either be Spain or England. Nigeria
have won the last two tournaments,
in 2015, they beat Mali in the
final, who Spain overcame in their
semifinal. Pretty comfortably, in
the end, the Olympic champions were
beaten. Spain will certainly have
taken note of not only in the bowled
to the final but particularly the
game against Brazil in the
especially, the shape individually
and collectively, suits the players,
the formation and definitely the
patterns of play that England were
able to do in the semifinal, they
will be very aware. They will have
their homework. -- have done their
The Doncaster born player,
Manchester City's Academy Player of
the Year last season. He suffered,
missing game time in the last 12
months or so.
We'll give them so much
The semifinal was the
biggest game of their lives and this
is an elevation from that. It is the
first ever all European world under
17 final, actually. Abel Ruiz. This
is Miranda, looking to cut it back.
Which he did and then touched by
Sergio Gomez! England look for the
flag and it did not arrive, and the
Barcelona player has given Spain the
lead inside the first ten minutes.
It is his third goal of the
tournament and a burst of the final.
Great play by Spain, looks onside to
me, nothing wrong with that. Just
under the cross as the ball went in.
I think it has got to be offside.
Number ten, Gomez, in an offside
position, affecting the game,
affecting the ball, definitely
putting off Curtis Anderson. I think
that is one the officials have got
wrong. Unfortunate for England but
they've got to get on with it now,
show the character they are made of.
Clearly offside. And he actually
gets a touch on it as well.
Well, England have shown bags of
character throughout this
tournament. They knew they would
need it in the final and they
certainly do now. Still a long time
to go and first blood to Spain.
Sergio Gomez, who got three goals in
six games in the Euros in the
summer, and has three in seven in
the World Cup final. Brewster for
England. Blocked by Guillermo.
defending by Ghoulam on. He could
see the danger of Brewster on his
right hand side, cut across the
defender, and an England call-up.
Foden with it. An enticing one,
headed away by Torres the Spain.
Oakley-Boothe back in. Jamie
Mackreth's clearance. -- Jese's
limits. Torres penalised, England
Realise the urgency of
the situation and got his body in
the wake and won an important free
kick for England. I think they
reacted well from conceding a goal.
They got on the front foot, put the
ball in the box, and a shot blocked,
great reaction from the players.
Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea. He is going
to deliver the free kick for
England. Looking for the
all-important touch. Well defended
as Guehi tried to come in, but it
has come back to Hudson-Odoi. Really
cleverly done. Oh, just a fraction
too strong. Foden. Still Foden.
Another touch from Miranda.
little bit naughty, that, by the
Spanish player, standing right on
the back of Phil Foden as he was
lying on the floor. Excellent play
by Hudson-Odoi, just a bit too high
on the far post. Foden keeps it
alive, this little chopped, got it
on the right, showed that in the
semifinal and just as he goes down,
he stands on his... Bit cynical,
that, for me, lucky the officials
didn't see it.
There is the aforementioned Miranda
of Barcelona. Safely into the arms
of Curtis Anderson, the Manchester
City goalkeeper who I will tell you
before Trevor gets out of at the
starting position from Curtis
Anderson, taking the pressure off
the back four, taking it nice and
safely on the edge of his box.
Back from Panzo. Curtis Anderson did
not make the contact he wanted.
Torres. That was the goal-scorer,
mentioning in the game before
between Mali and Brazil, just
looking at the bobbly pitch, the
game was played directly before this
one so there might be a few bubbles,
probably not the best preparation
for the World Cup final.
That is a
strange decision by Fifa, having the
third-place play-off directly before
this game on the same pitch, which
Brazil won, the team beaten by
England in the semifinals.
Incidentally, only the fiscal
England have conceded all
tournament. The good news is,
they've scored 18. Sessegnon has
done really well, or has he? It had
already gone out of play.
from England, a high press,
committed, if you can't go through,
go over, and that was a good run by
Sessegnon, just unable to keep ball
in play. -- keep the ball in play.
Yeah, looking at the wider angle, it
looks like Sessegnon played on the
goal-scorer, Gomez and the officials
definitely got it right, my mistake!
15 minutes in, we are in the company
of Paul Simpson, who knows what it
is like to win a World Cup, with the
under 20 plural in the summer. What
have you made of it so far?
we've had a good start but it's an
unfortunate goal to give way. My
first thought was it was offside as
well, I was with Trevor but
unfortunately, you could see that
Sessegnon went to close down the
burst cross and he just played
everybody on. But it was a scrappy
goal. -- down the first cross. There
was a sequence where we had three or
four players who were not quite at
the Mark and allowed them into it.
Thanks, Paul. The under 17s trying
to follow his success and make it
two World Cup wins in four months.
Steve Cooper's side will have to try
to come from behind to publish that.
You can see how Spain have changed
the game plan slightly, not pressing
so high, expecting England to try to
play through the lines of defence,
and at present, they are doing a
good job, just stay nice and compact
and making it very difficult for
England to create anything in the
Latibeaudiere could not find
Brewster on that occasion.
that England stay nice and mentally
strong, don't try to force it, keep
on probing like we have seen them do
before, probing, recycling the ball,
moving the opposition defence out of
the way and then holes will start to
Moha of Real Madrid.
Spain have conceded five goals en
route to the final. England have
scored 18, the top scorers in the
McEachran almost winning that back
Sergio Gomez is onside. Sessegnon
getting back. Important interception
from Guehi. Hudson-Odoi for England.
Taking on and beating always,
terrific run but just too strong for
Brewster. -- and beating Jaume.
Excellent surging run from
Hudson-Odoi down the left-hand side
again. You feel that he has got the
beating of the right back for Spain,
every time he gets a chance, I would
be giving him the ball so he can get
McEachran, George McEachran, the
younger brother of the now Brentford
player Josh, following in his
brother's footsteps today, Josh
played in a Euro 's final in 2010.
George, like Josh, through the
Chelsea system. He has found Foden
will stop just a little too
intricate on the edge of the area.
Good defending from Spain, nice and
I've been very impressed with the
reaction since conceding a goal,
England have looked after the ball
well, they are not forcing it,
moving the ball laterally from side
to side, asking questions of the
Spanish defence, keeping the ball
and creating one or two decent
situation. I think Rhian Brewster on
the far post could have had a gamble
to get on the end of it but he is a
goal-scorer, he knows where to golf
or -- to go for the goals but not an
in the tournament. Whatever happens
today, he will remember that and
this month fondly. Foden.
It is a foul on Oakley-Boothe, the
Spurs midfielder by Ghoulam on of
Great spatial awareness,
there, understanding there was a man
on him, getting his body between the
ball and the defender. -- by
Guillermo and of Valencia. Riding
the challenge and winning the bow,
in a dangerous position for England,
Can they ask Spain a question? From
this set play?
Phil Foden is going to deliver it.
Latibeaudiere and Guehi up from the
back. In by Foden, Torres was first
to it and it was cleared by Blanca.
There could be a Spanish break.
England totally exposed! The
goalkeeper was brave. Still
potentially live for Spain, now the
offside flag is up against Torres.
Anderson came to meet Eyoma, there.
The heavy touch, straight... Great
challenge, a little bit late, I have
to say. Would have conceded a foul
but brilliant bravery by Curtis
Anderson by coming out and taking
What a chance for the Real
Madrid midfielder to make it?
England back four looked very flat,
way inside the opposition half. They
need to be more aware of what is
Steve Cooper, there.
Previously with the England under
Assisted by the likes of Mike Marsh.
Sessegnon. Still Sessegnon! Onto his
He could not find the
target. Excellent trigger down the
left-hand side by Steve Sessegnon.
Nice, deep run and fantastic
release. He got inside with a bit of
true Greek and then that calmness,
he has done the hard work, to stay
composed. It was not there on this
occasion but great signs for
England, creating chances time and
That touch from Sergio
Gomez of Barcelona is still football
important one. In this Under 17
World Cup final in Kolkata. The
temperature of 25 degrees.
APM kick-off local time. They have
played most of the matches in this
stadium, except for one of them, in
the end. -- 8pm. Latibeaudiere.
These high full-backs from England
are starting to cause Spain a lot of
concerns in their shape.
from McEachran. Met by Victor.
Good pressing from England,
forcing them into a hopeful ball
down the line. Excellent play,
getting touch type. But in the
Spanish players under all kinds of
This is a big moment for
Spain. Understandably, facing a
great deal of importance. England
have not qualified for this
tournament in each of the last
three. The last appearance was back
in 2009. We know how keen they are
to bring on younger players. In-lap
2009 squad. The likes of Murat,
Sergio Roberto, Jordi Amat. The
captain was Stoke City's Mardonius.
Great pathway. To forge a career in
football. Still on the early
ladders, the early steps in the
latter, but this is a great platform
to get that belief and move on.
great stage to showcase their
Absolutely, you never know
who is watching football and there
will be many Scots from around the
world watching this game. You have
every chance of moving, especially
this young man, Phil Foden, he has
been excellent in the tournament,
showing different aspects to his
game. To try to pull England back
into this game, on level terms.
Hudson-Odoi. He loves to run at
players and he has done it again.
Oakley-Boothe could not get that
under control. Cesar.
awareness from the England back
four. Just got caught out a couple
of minutes ago but there are more
alert to the situation.
possession back. Here is Foden.
Gibbs White went for the return.
Foden shot was blocked. Spain
managed to clear.
manipulation of the ball by Phil
Foden outside of his left foot,
waiting for the return pass to play
the shot at target. Gibbs-White held
onto that a little bit too long.
Good defending in the end by the
This is Foden.
how deep Spain are. A complement to
the way England are keeping the
ball, sometimes they go long and
sometimes short, keeping the ball
when there is no pressure. Excellent
mix-up of the game and I am sure
this is what Steve Cooper will be
saying, Mexico, play short and long
when you get the chance.
chance to run at Spain and he was
looking for a free kick after that
challenge by Guillemont. The referee
as they continue.
challenge from the Spanish defender.
Little bit of a clothesline into his
Foden, away from Miranda.
So refreshing as
England on the front foot. Really
attacking the Spanish side from all
angles, left, right, centrally,
asking a lot of questions of the
Spanish back line at the moment.
Alvaro Fernandez in goal, from
Malaga. Foden's corner. It almost
came through to Latibeaudiere.
The shot in the end from Panzo.
just opened up for him. He will be
disappointed he did not work the
keeper. Alvaro Fernandez. He just
hit the target.
The Fifa drinks
break. They mention the temperature,
70% humility, 25 degrees in the
evening. In Kolkata. Rehydration for
the players and an opportunity for
the coaches to have a word as well.
It is that man, Sergio Gomez, of
Barcelona, as we watch his goal
again... Another word with Paul
Simpson. What have you made of the
England response since this?
had little bit spell or it should
them up a little bit. They are
starting to get more control of the
ball and trying to keep possession.
The way Spain are playing, they are
allowing us to have it in their own
half. They are quite comfortable.
And we need the likes of Hudson-Odoi
and Gibbs-White and Foden to get on
the ball and try to get deeper and
get those combinations around the
18-yard box, we can get behind them
because of the moment, although
we're getting a little bit of the
ball, we're not really troubling the
back line and the goalkeeper. They
need to do a bit better if we want
to get back into it.
Paul. Fingers crossed that man can
have an opportunity or two as well.
Brewster, it was lovely to hear
Jurgen Klopp speaking yesterday. The
story not long after he scored that
back-to-back World Cup hat-trick in
the semifinal against Brazil that
his phone rang and he did not
recognise the number and it was his
first team manager, Jurgen Klopp,
who congratulated him and told him
to save the number in his phone!
Excellent! That will give him a huge
confidence boost and not only that,
it was not surprising to find out
that Brewster trains with the first
team very often and Phil Foden
trains with Manchester City's first
team and you can see the way the
players are developing, the
sharpness in scenarios, they just
seem one step ahead of the
opposition. The next step for them
is to make that step into the
first-team, which I am sure they
This is a useful run
from Guehi, trying to slide that
through to Gibbs-White. Spain have
shown how quick they are on the
break. Cesar in the penalty area.
Here he is! Trying to turn
Sessegnon. He still has it across.
Danger! Sergio Gomez again! Spain
leading by two goals 2-0. And the
same man who did the damage inside
the first ten minutes, Sergio Gomez
of Barcelona. And England are two
down in the World Cup final.
blow for England, I thought they
dealt with the situation, hopeful
ball into the box, great twisting
and turning but this finish, what an
absolute wonder strike that is! Two
keepers and there would not say that
and it is against the run of play,
England have had good control of the
ball since conceding the first goal
and this will be a body blow. A big
test of character now and their
desire to go back into this match.
He scored his third and fourth goals
of the tournament in this final.
Sergio Gomez. He ran straight to
Santiago Denia and his staff. Huge
delight for the Spanish, the modern
has become a little bit bigger for
-- the mountain. Affecting
the game in the box is better than
me or, shots on target, they have
been very clinical from the Spanish
and defensively they have and calm,
not really given clear-cut chances
away. A big job in hand. For this
Hudson-Odoi. Three in support.
They have become very stretched,
they cannot afford to concede a
Oakley-Boothe muscled down a bit by
Miranda, who has given it away. This
is Panzo. Hudson-Odoi's Chelsea
team-mate was the target.
to play that inside but the
defending distance is so good that
he has given it outside, play the
outside ball and if you do bad
enough he will come wider and you
compare the inside ball but trying
to force that inside the full-back,
you have to be patient and wait for
that situation to develop. Food for
thought for Steve Cooper. Yes, he
will be disappointed with the way
the first half has panned out, they
have had a lot of ball, some good
situations but the final decisions
have not been as good as in the
past. A big learning curve for these
players. It is not all about
winning, they will take a lot of
experience from this tournament in
getting to the final. When you get
there you want to win it, obviously.
Torres. Blanco. Important that
concentration levels are maintained
Blanco's touch, into Cesar. Sergio
Gomez, he knew he had Miranda on the
There was a push bike
Torres. Worrying times for England,
the way the Spanish players are
strutting around in the middle of
the park, it looks like they are
enjoying their football with that
two goal lead, two decent effect as
well. Obviously a foul. Torres on
the far post. Creating situations,
two against one on the left hand
England free kick.
Yes, trying to force
that, he was looking about for a
couple of seconds, the Spanish
defence were in good positions to do
with anything that was crossfield
ball. Just bounce it off one of your
team-mates, keep probing, just a
little bit of impatience from
Understandable confidence evident
Foden for England... Gibbs-White
wanted it early. Brewster will get
it instead. Gibbs-White might still
be the target. Confidently done.
Very nice. You can see the
confidence is really high in the
Spanish team. Everybody wants the
ball. It becomes more difficult
against a team with that 2-goal
lead. Especially in the middle of
the park. You can see that as were
the Spanish players are starting to
dictate the play. You need to get
players around them and start
competing for the second balls.
McEachran. George McCracken with the
cross. Played by Victor. That was
Positive play. Keep
your body over the ball and hit the
Oakley-Boothe, 251 macro. Just
looking a little bit flat, the
England players. Just before the
half-time whistle goes.
Oakley-Boothe. Positive, direct,
here is Brewster. That was
travelling and it had Miranda
straight in the face! Foden waiting!
He felt he was pulled back. Phil
It looked like physical
contact, great player initially and
the shot by Brewster. Clumsy, could
quite easily have given away a
penalty. Very lucky to get away with
that, as it can see by Brewster.
Good bravery by Miranda. Hands by
his side, looking to block the ball.
Brewster checking the Barcelona
full-back is OK.
That was a chance
for Foden? I do have to say that
game and was very clumsy. Foden was
only a few yards out, that could
have been a penalty decision and the
officials did not see it that way.
But more positive, but was a good
Oakley-Boothe. He has only played
for Spurs in the League Cup.
looking at that switching of play,
England have played it with the 30,
40 yard ball on a few occasions,
they need to break that up into if
you different passes. At the moment
the passing is not quite on with the
longer range pass. Give it two or
Another five minutes
of the first-half in the Under 17
World Cup final. Foden to be correct
One of the
disadvantages when you play a right
footed player on the left, he is
always looking to get back onto his
right foot. Different -- difficult
ball to control.
Speaking from a man
who has been there and got the
When you get the body can
bring players into play, I would
like to see Brewster stepping in and
being the focal point a little bit
more. They can bounce the ball is
off him. And get runners. They are
getting easy to predict at the
moment, England. They need to change
Good pressure from McEachran.
Gibbs-White as an option.
to go it alone. The pitch was
playing its part, unfortunately.
Good pressing, they need to get
closer to the middle of the park. He
just bubbled up before checking one
of the judges. And he ran into his
Panzo. Hudson-Odoi. He can have a
go! Off the post! That was well
cleared. Callum Hudson-Odoi of
Chelsea. A whisker away from getting
one back for England.
He passed that
into the far post. Millimetres
inside. A little bit more swerve and
England are 2-1 down. Better play
from England, looking more
Here goes Foden.
Wonderful turn. He had the shot
which could not quite generate
He has got an
unbelievable job with his left foot,
it looks like he is playing with his
left foot and he almost chops back
onto himself to open it up with the
right foot and the lacked power.
Strong finish to the first-half from
England. Hudson-Odoi hit the
Lifting towards Foden, Miranda was
there first. Cleared by the
goal-scorer, Sergio Gomez.
Hudson-Odoi again. He has picked out
Foden. Wonderful first touch. And
the second was not bad either. And
he got the cross in. Gibbs-White
waiting. Is a reward for this
England pressure? Sessegnon's cross,
there is! It is him again! Rain
Brewster! To get one back for
England! Just before half-time. The
Liverpool striker, with his eighth
goal of this Under 17 World Cup and
hope is restored.
What a cross this
is, it looks like it was flat but he
swings his cross into the six yard
box area and who was there?
Brewster. Excellent execution but
what across this is. If anybody
deserved this, for that sustained
pressure, keeping their heads up...
Excellent result, 2-1.
Back in the
game. Who did since they needed that
before the break and they have got
it. An instantly recognisable
source. After his back-to-back
hat-tricks, but here is Spain's
captain and centre forward, able
release. The man was needed to cover
Latibeaudiere. This might come at
the wrong time. Two minutes of
stoppage time. Hudson-Odoi on the
move. Nobody in the penalty area.
Excellent defending by Guehi.
Hudson-Odoi has had a storming ten
minutes. And as soon as you said
that, he looks at the surface and
overheads the cross.
The curse of
the commentator! Excellent play,
always confident, every time he gets
the ball he looks confident that he
can beat his man. Excellent play by
He is not 17 until next
month. He played for Chelsea under a
plains at 15. -- under 18s. And he
scored against Spain in that Euro
Final in the summer, as did this
man, Foden, England were 2-1 up
until the sixth minute of stoppage
time. And they are 2-1 down here in
the first-half of stoppage time, in
the World Cup final. Foden...
Brewster. Always trying to break
that half a yard to get the shot
away. But Kraken, Foden, fouled by
Guillemont and the first action of
the first-half will be an England
Bright play by Phil
Foden, century he has come inside
off the left-hand side, played that
one, to buy McEachran. Dangerous
position for England, this. -- one,
two by McEachran. He is a little bit
close to get that over the wall. It
takes real ability to do that and
not many players can.
Might be one of those ones where you
move it first to create the space.
Not illegally, obviously!
Rain Brewster with those eight goals
behind him in this tournament. Here
he comes, Brewster! It needed that
save from Fernandez.
strike, difficult skill set to have.
The half-time whistle. Sergio Gomez
putting Spain in control. Familiar
name in this tournament of Brewster.
After Hudson-Odoi hit the woodwork,
it has given England hope. At
half-time in the World Cup final in
Kolkata... It is England one, Spain
What a busy first-half, starting
with Paul, that goal from Brewster,
how crucial was that, given the
Massive, a huge lift. They
had the left before that with
Hudson-Odoi hitting the post and
then to get that chance, then they
kept pushing forward with the free
kick at the end so it has given them
a huge lift into half-time and
hopefully Steve Cooper can just get
them on their feet, get them rested
and relaxed, ready to go out and
have another go to start the second
Absolutely, blistering start.
58% possession for England but when
you look at the stats, 14 attempts
on goal, three on target, Spain are
more direct, four attempts and four
of them on target.
Spain have played
smarter, they have got the ball
forward quicker than they are
prepared to sit off and let England
have possession and England have not
really got behind the Spanish
defence often. The other way around,
Spain have been more clinical going
forward. They are prepared to pass
the ball in behind, having runners
going behind and that has made the
England defence have difficulties.
England had a fast start but Spain
scored in the
England had a fast start but Spain
scored in the tenth minute, Sergio
Gomez with the goal?
just half a yard off every single
challenge, they don't quite get
there and when the cross comes in, I
mean, ultra-critical. But Sessegnon
is possibly a little bit lax, he
loses a little bit of concentration.
Definitely onside. As Sessegnon is
getting back, he loses focus. He
puts his arm up for offside. Clearly
onside. Great little touch from
Gomez. England only a fraction of
back the pace but when you play as a
team against equality of Spain, that
is all it takes.
The second goal, Paul, an example of
a slightly classier direct play from
the Spanish. That is just clinical
play. We have a really good run,
Guehi from the back goes forward, he
tries to slip the ball through,
tries to play the ball through,
really positive run, what you want a
central defender to do to try to
break the defence down. He tries to
slip the ball through but good,
strong defending and then it is a
single pass forward, touch to the
side, another pass goes forward and
they have got runners in behind and
then they are calm and they get
their thoughts together, he gets the
defenders stood up so he can beat
him again and clipped the ball in
and you think they have got away
with it but it is a great little
pull-back and a fantastic finish, a
real quality finish but again, if we
are going to be critical, if we want
to try to improve, maybe we could
have got tighter to that ball,
there. It is Oakley-Boothe, I think,
who could have got tighter and stop
to the shotgun may be taken one in a
face like their centre-half did
earlier in the game but that is
being ultra-critical. It is a top
being ultra-critical. It is a top
Absolutely, and amicable we
were talking about this when we were
watching before, you were likening
this kind of play to the Arsenal of
It is direct football, three
passes and they are in behind your
defence and they are on the edge of
your box. Direct does not mean
hoofing it up the pitch and lumping
it forward. You are breaking the
lines, three very sharp passes,
England caught out and it is the
speed of play which is where Spain
have been a bit more clinical and
But there has been a
lifeline from who else, Rhian
lifeline from who else, Rhian
Brewster, the man of the moment.
Successive hat-tricks in the
quarterfinals and semifinals and on
It is the play before
that as well, from Sessegnon,
picking it up on the edge of the
box, going one against one against
the full-back Andy puts in an
excellent cross. Like all good
goal-scorers, Brewster is in and
around where the ball is dropping
and that is a good finish.
it into a great area. What I love
about this, you see so many players
in this day and age trying to whip
the ball in with so much pace, it
goes wrong more often than not but
he puts it into an area. That is
what I was taught as a
he puts it into an area. That is
what I was taught as a kid and I'm
sure you were the same, Paul, put it
into the second six yard box and the
Centre forward should be there to
nod it in and that is what happened.
That has given England a lifeline
because there was a spell in the
second half when they looked a bit
They looked nervous,
didn't they? Like they were being
overrun and not sure how to handle
It's the World Cup final,
whatever level, under 17, under 20,
the senior side, it's not easy and
they will still be feeling the
pressure. This is unlike anything
they've ever spirit before.
Hudson-Odoi has been a real bright
Hudson-Odoi has been a real bright
spark in the first half, let's see
some of his play and it almost ended
in a goal. This is some of his
He's being positive
and direct. He wants to go one
against one. That was probably one
of the best chances of the game,
maybe could have got on the end of
that but he is going at the
defender, giving them a problem and
the defender does not want a wide
player running at him so he has got
a lot of joy out of that, created a
couple of chances and hit the post.
When we are talking about these lads
not coming up in this kind of
situation before, he's 16, this lad,
this is an incredible learning
experience for him, brilliant
experience and he will benefit from
being a part of this.
being a part of this.
what will the half-time team talk be
Try to keep nice and calm, try
to get back to the game plan which
is what they wanted to start with,
and I think if they do that, I think
they have got every chance of
getting back into it because they
have shown they've got the ability
to cause problems.
looking forward to the second half
and we were talking before about
2017 being a real year of success
for the England youth teams,
including of course the win for
poor's under 20s at the World Cup.
We simply, Jermaine Jenas went to St
George's Park to look at whether
that success could one day translate
to the senior side.
I'm just here watching the England
under 20s train with the coach,
We find the 20s is
more a reserve group for the 21 's,
a pathway. If they do well here,
they will step up.
So you can kind
of look at those players you have
seen what they have been able to do
for England but obviously, they
might not be playing at club level
but would they keep on getting
brought in to the group to be part
of international level?
because internationally, they get
the experience and the ultimate is
to gain as much experience as they
can so hopefully if they get to see
your level, they will have
experienced all of those things in
the past, the tournament football,
etc, playing against the best in
Europe. The problem we have is
obviously, then, playing in their
Correct. Just watching
the U21 strain, a lot of whom won
the under 20 World Cup in the
summer. I suppose the feeling is
that St George's Park is giving them
that Bob Friel, helped by the
transition from the U21 level to the
My role is the U21
coach, it is to get out and watch
players, develop relationships with
clubs and make sure we can get the
best players to start with and make
sure that by the time they get to
Gareth, they have had the whole
array of experiences and been in
penalty shoot outs, winning and
You mentioned you go
out to watch a lot of the players.
How far does the relationship go? Do
you talk on the phone, give them
feedback on how well they are doing
at their clubs?
It is a difficult
one, that, because I think when you
are a manager or a coach at the
club, you want to work with that
player every day and you have your
own ideas about how he should play
what they should do and when they
come to international, it's about
adding to what they've got already.
I certainly won't be telling any of
the players how they should be
playing if it is going against their
coaches at their clubs. But as long
as there is honest and open dialogue
and we have got that, then we don't
have any issues.
But the thorny
issues surrounding England youth
teams is how much opportunity the
players will get their clubs,
particularly those in the Premier
It used to be, where, for
example at Nottingham Forest when
you first going through W did well
in the youth team and got England
recognition but then you went into
the at Forest and then you got your
moves and became a Brazilian and
everything else. These days, what
happens is, some players get to a
certain level and a ceiling in the
development and they can't get
through, with foreign owners, you
get foreign managers and foreign
players and some of those players
are not anywhere near what is
already in the system.
So it is a
Yeah, it is.
It is a
genuine issue we are struggling
Yeah, it works both ways,
Nathaniel Chalobah has 97 use caps,
it's a record, some brilliant
experiences but he's been on loan to
five different clubs and he was not
quite ready to go into the Chelsea
first-team so I think in his case,
we have kept him going I think. But
another one might be Harry Kane who
was with us through the ages but
also had a lot of loan spells, came
back, finally got his opportunity
and look at him now, he's doing
Harry Kane scores his
12th goal in the month of September
for club country.
I think when you
are a young player coming through,
to go out and play in the stadiums,
play against teams who are fighting
relegation, fighting for play-offs
come you know, it gives you a great
understanding of what the game is
about and it's important to be
playing, there's no better thing
than to be playing and getting
yourself out there, get the scouts
watching you and managers, for me it
was a good stepping stone and I
learned a lot from it.
Harry Kane is
a prime example of how use product
can do well and reach the senior
team. It goes without saying that
most of these youngsters need the
first-team experience. Danny, how
can we get more of these players who
are getting this type of experience
at international level playing in
the Premier League?
It is really
difficult, as Jermaine Jenas was
saying, foreign owners, the amount
of money available in the Premier
League, the short tenure of a
manager's job these days, it is
what? A year? Maybe less at times
and they want instant success and
they are not prepared to give young
players a chance, even when you drop
down into the Championship, these
really good technical players coming
through, the Championship is cut and
thrust. It is brutal at times. A lot
of maybe older managers won't trust
younger players because they have
inconsistencies. When you look at
Europe, Holland and Spain and those
kind of places, Belgium, they play a
more technical game in their senior
leagues, so they don't need to be as
physical, they can be trusted with
their technical ability whereas
maybe you cannot trust players in
the Championship. I think we are
starting to see it but players have
to go on loan but maybe they now
have to start going abroad to play
at clubs as well where they don't
need quite the physicality.
likes of Jadon Sancho, who was
playing in the tournament, a bright
spot in the group stages and he has
been recalled to Borussia Dortmund.
Full, taking a look at you under 20
players, it has been a bit of a
mixed bag in terms of
players, it has been a bit of a
mixed bag in terms of their fortunes
since then. Dominic Solanke, the
player of the tournament, still
waiting for his Liverpool
opportunity, Walker-Peters got his
Premier League start at the start of
the season, Man of the Match against
Newcastle for Spurs and yet has not
had a look in. Dominic Calvert-Lewin
scored in your final and did really
well. It is a mixed bag.
after you are getting opportunities
but we want
after you are getting opportunities
but we want more. It is 32% I think
of English qualified players have
been in the Premier League so far
this season and we want more than
that, we need to get them in. It is
not us as an FA wanting to bang the
drum, we need the whole game to want
it to happen. We need the Premier
League and the Football League and
everybody to really join forces and
keep working together and get more
English -based players in there
because it will benefit the national
team. Obviously, the clubs
themselves have their own things to
worry about but as a national
organisation, we have all got to
work together so we can try and get
more English players.
I think the
players have got to take
responsibility as well. We are
starting to see it now, players that
Chelsea are complaining about lack
of opportunities and stepping down.
When you look at the Ajax team that
played Manchester United in the
rebel league final, 17-year-olds in
that team that have played 65, 70
games for their club side. And in
European competition. This is what
England, maybe the English players
have to do, they have to say they
are not going to make it at Chelsea
or Manchester City immediately, take
a couple of steps back and then come
forward later. That takes a lot of
bravery and it's not easy to do.
is bravery, coming out of your
comfort zone because it is nice that
these clubs. They have fantastic
facilities and the Premier League
academies are doing some great work
with players. What we have got to
try to do is make sure that the
players see the opportunity
somewhere, whether it is on loan or
permanent, whether they get the
opportunity at their own club, and
keep on working towards it. We are
five years into building St George's
Park, this month is the five-year
anniversary so it is a work in
progress to try to get these players
through. The 20s that won the World
Cup is the first cohort to come out
of the full St George's Park system.
It has taken us five years to get an
under 20 win and maybe we might need
to wait a few more years to get the
21s or the seniors but the signs are
there that St George's Park and the
investment from the FA is working.
We have just got to keep wishing and
hoping the players get in.
Absolutely because when you look at
Spain, for example, they launched a
similar facility to St George's Park
back in... I've forgotten what it
was about seven years before they
won the World Cup, five years before
they won the Euros, so 2003, say, so
it takes time to build.
But the problem is we are
talking about another generation. If
we are talking about the players,
the under 19 and under 20s right
now, will they get the chance to
move into the senior teams that we
are talking about?
To win a World
Cup at senior level, the average age
Cup at senior level, the average age
is probably 27 or 28 because you
need the experience.
For these players, it is a great
platform and opportunity now, they
have to make the most of it now and
then look at their club careers and
future of the back of this.
you can see, the players are back on
the pitch for the second half which
is about to get underway. Let 's go
back to the commentators, Trevor and
Steve Bower. -- Trevor Sinclair.
COMMENTATOR: 45 minutes left of the
journey that began in October for
England. Can it be a memorable 45
minutes? -- at the beginning of the
month for England. Spain with a one
goal advantage, looking for the Euro
and World Cup double in the same
year. To get us under way in the
second half, neither coach has made
a change at half-time. What might
have been Steve Cooper's message at
the break, Trevor?
Keep on doing
what you're doing. I think they have
been, individually, I think there
have been some very key performances
out there and you talk about winning
your individual battles, I feel
England have done that in many
positions. It is just the
effectiveness in both boxes, Spain
have been more clinical. Obviously,
the two goals by Sergio Gomez have
been very, very good. We have not
quite had the finishing touch and
the composure in the final third. I
think if we can improve that, stay
patient and continue to win the
individual battles, I think there is
definitely a result for England.
Gomez, who got Spain's goals, to
take the corner, punched clear by
Curtis Anderson. Helped out of play
by Oakley-Boothe. Mauricio
Pochettino took him on Spurs
pre-season tour this year. The
Spanish manager looking to make
personal history, no team have won
the European Championships and the
World Cup at under 17 level in the
same year before. Spain are excited
about this group of players, just as
England are about theirs.
Overhit by Sergio Gomez.
I think if
the first half was anything to go
by, Spain will be happy at certain
stages to give up possession and
then I think it will be very
important that the back four, five,
six, whatever, stay concentrated.
Just stay alert for any
counterattacking football. If they
do that and stay on the front foot,
sharpen up their passing a bit with
tempo, and not being impatient, I
really do feel they have got the
players on the pitch to get a result
in turn this around. -- and turn
New territory for
England but not Spain, it is
therefore final in the under 17
World Cup but they have lost all
three previous appearances.
This is the first all European
affair. For the under 17 World Cup
final. Hudson-Odoi penalised.
Excellent first half performance
from Hudson-Odoi, hit the post, was
key in certain situations, getting
to the byline, getting in the final
third. Just mixing it up a little
bit. They will expect you to run
with it now so play a couple of one
and two touch passes.
Foden towards Brewster early.
Spain, relieved. Now they can try
and build with Miranda.
Half-time came at a good time for
Spain, really, after the England
Yeah, it looked like they'd
got the bit between their teeth with
the goal, full of confidence, not
self belief amongst the players they
could get back in this game and
nothing has to change, for me. You
know, they finished the half really
well, let's start this one as we
finished, that should have been a
message coming from Steve Cooper.
I'm sure the players believe they
have got that in their performance.
Just here, now, I would like to see
this bouncing a little bit, just
bouncing it around a little bit
sharper, try to develop gaps in the
Spanish back eight, nine players.
Sharper tempo of passing.
Gibbs White with an opportunity.
Great steak with his first touch on
his right foot, bringing it across
onto his left foot, probably his
weaker side, let's back a bit but
good movement, breaking that line,
fantastic first time such a
manipulating the ball and just
leaned back. He needs to work the
The youngest by to play for
the Wolves first team since Robbie
Keane. 12 appearances. He's been at
the club since the age of eight.
Latibeaudiere read that situation.
Great anticipation from the central
defender. Anticipating that first
touch. Making the ball and winning
the foul for his team.
Cesar of Real
Clashing knees, I think that
is what the Spanish buyers are
moaning about, no intention, good,
strong, physical challenge from the
Manchester City central defender. He
I think fitness could come into it
as well and it looks like England
have got a very strong side
physically. They look a fit bunch.
Interesting to see in this heat if
the players can sustain that, who
can start taking control in the
latter stages of the game.
Gomez, the man with both goals for
Spain. That one from Rhian Brewster,
eighth of the tournament. Put
England right back in the World Cup
That Golden Boot award will mean
nothing unless it is alongside a
Yeah, he is a very
selfless player, talks about the
team and working out of position for
the team all the time.
against Sergio Gomez. Still Foden!
The goalkeeper was rooted to the
Excellent mastery of
the ball, there, great disguise.
Deflection, should be a corner. He
knows how to make half a yard for
You can see why Pep
Guardiola instantly to give him.
Bowden. An opportunity for England.
Important block in the end. Now the
captain -- by the captain, Abel
Out by Ferran Torres. Still Becky
Grundy. -- still McEachran.
work, realising he's got a man on
him, realising he's got the speed to
go past the winger, just getting the
corner for his team. Excellent use
of his body.
Both central defenders
forward. Punched away by Alvaro
Fernandez in the Spain goal. This is
where England have to make sure they
are not caught. Good strength from
Better urgency and awareness
from England on the counterattack,
that is where they got caught out in
the first half-time and again. It
looks like on the transition, now,
Steve Cooper has had time to talk to
the player that half-time and make
sure they are switched on to that
scenario. A lot better from England,
Will they keep this in? No,
just fractionally overhit by Foden,
who is frustrated it was too strong
That is not like him.
Again, good movement by Sessegnon,
covering a lot of distance at right
back, overlapping, always an option
for Foden, which makes him look a
Neatly done by Victor, the Spanish
central defender, another one of the
Real Madrid group.
Just a little bit
of frustration therefrom Brewster.
They had a pretty committed press
and Spain managed to retain
possession. They've not really gone
anywhere but you can see how
comfortable the Spanish back line
are with the ball at their feet,
making little angle for each other,
almost like foot cell -- almost like
futsal, manipulating the ball, but
one back by England briefly.
Foden, again, just a fraction too
strong from the Manchester City
Guillamon read the scenario,
got his body in the way and ushered
the ball out, excellent defending
from Spain. On a knife edge, this
game, you know, the next goal is
very important. If it goes to
England, they go on to win this
game, I think.
Santiago ten two, six
years the under 17 coach for Spain,
a double winner with Atletico Madrid
in his playing days. -- Santiago
Denia. They look to have continuity
in their age group development,
It makes a big difference for
players, taking the same
instructions from the same person,
keeping the continuity, familiar
faces. -- taking instructions from
the same person. It's a good way to
As it stands, the proof will
be in the pudding if they win the
Euros and the World Cup in this age
group in the same calendar year.
England, remember, trying to win the
World Cup at under 20 and under 17
level. Only one team has ever done
that in the same year and that was
Brazil. That was in 2003, where,
ironically, in the final, they beat
Spain. That is how much of an
achievement it would be and it is
still finely poised, as Trevor says.
Fouled by McEachran.
I thought he stood in a weather free
No, they try to play the quick
one but fair play to the referee,
you know, allowing that to continue
as it was. Good play from the
goalkeeper, there are reading the
situation, good starting position.
Looking at goalkeepers in the modern
game, they have to play with their
feet a lot done was right on his
toes, switched on, nice and bright,
dealt with the situation. -- with
their feet a lot, and he was right
on his toes.
Hudson-Odoi, cutting inside again.
Oakley-Boothe. Foden. So many
Spanish bodies back there.
Foden wants more. Beautifully
weighted pass and is Gibbs-White!
And varied England's equaliser and
this is game on in the World Cup
final. They have gone from 2-0 down,
to level it up at 2-2.
well-deserved from this England
side, they have kept strong, stable
living in the same philosophy, get
moving the ball around and what a
disguised pass from Phil Foden.
Again, that overlap, we've seen it
so often in this tournament by
Sessegnon, fantastic cross into the
six yard box and he does not miss.
What a strike and there was more to
do on that than you think, bobbling
ball, absolutely brilliant finish by
Gibbs-White, 2-2, England back in
this game and I believe they have
got the momentum now to go on and
win this game.
who scored in the quarterfinals
against the USA, scores in the
final, and what a show of character
from the Young Lions. Santiago Denia
has seen his side's 2-0 lead wiped
out. The Wolves midfielder with
England's second. A fascinating 32
minutes or so ahead now.
England have started the second half
how they finished the first, on the
front foot, overlaps coming from
both left-back and right back,
giving the player on the ball
options, they looked really creative
in that final third but this time,
the product has been a lot better,
more clinical with the finishing.
Doris, for Spain. Could not get past
And they have looked a lot
more alert in like that.
for Spain, could not get past Guehi.
More concentration for the backline
because England have so much more
concentration, they have to stay
switched on, communicating to each
other, looking for the danger and on
the transition, dealing with it nice
Concentration time, now.
Having just scored. Sergio Gomez
with the caller and the header,
brilliantly kept out by Anderson.
Miranda got his head to it.
ball in by Gomez and listen, this is
not a surprise, not the first time
it has happened, and England have
got to be more aware of that,
playing that interlinear post, they
need to get a man stood in that area
to attack it and then track the
runners. The warning signs are
there. Good stop, good body position
from the goalkeeper, Anderson, quite
comfortable in the end but it could
have been much more dangerous.
Good bad one.
Panzo. We've had a few
of those ideas. Almost away, the
pass was looking for Hudson-Odoi but
cut out by James Magut.
position by the defender, getting
his distances right, not too
squeezed in century and not too far
wide, able to deal with the pass.
cut out by Jaume.
A bit of
frustration from Moha, you can see
that England have clawed their way
back into the game, let's see how
you can deal with the strength and
spirit of this team.
Gibbs-White is frustrated because he
has been pulled back, having got
away from his man.
Foden. Oh, he took it first time,
kept out by Fernando at his near
Yeah, great timing from Foden.
I think respect given to Hudson-Odoi
with his running ability with the
ball at his feet.
McEachran with the
delivery, Guehi and Panzo going for
the same ball.
Long from Victor. Torres cannot keep
it in. We can have a word with Paul
Simpson, the U21 manager. What a
response from this young England
Fantastic, could not have
asked Tramore, great start to the
second half and like we were talking
about in the first-half, the England
players looking jaded, we have the
Spanish players now looking lady
because we have knocked the stuffing
out of them with that goal. Really
well worked. Putting Sessegnon in
behind from Phil Foden and that was
equality cross. We have talked in
the first-half about getting in
behind the Spanish back four and
that is exactly what we have done.
We thoroughly deserved to get back
into it. They need to keep sticking
to the things they are doing and
hopefully they will get more
There is a sign of
Spanish frustration, the first
yellow card. Miranda of Barcelona.
He joined three years ago from Real
Betis. Torres. Looking for Sergio
Well watched by Sessegnon.
Good position from Sessegnon, making
sure he gets himself nice and
narrow, difficult to beat on the far
post. He is a danger man, Sergio
Gomez. It looks like he has got real
quality in the final third, lies
composure. He is the boss when the
ball is at his feet and England have
to be aware of him.
No problems for Curtis Anderson.
Originally from Barrow in Cumbria.
Plenty of proud people have given
their support to his career,
watching this final. As for all of
these teenagers. Here is
Gibbs-White. Trying to get it wide
The promising thing
is Gibbs-White is winning the second
balls and the balls from No Man's
Land, he is getting there first. The
quality was not there with the pass
but he is winning those balls in the
middle of the park.
2-2, the Under
17 is in the World Cup final, in the
year when the U21 Wally Toulon
tournament. And under 19 1 euro and
the U21 got to the semifinals of the
orders. All to play for in Kolkata.
Hudson-Odoi. Onto his right.
positive play, he fancied that as
soon as it was coming to him.
Against Jaume, he cannot do with his
pace. I would like to see that
little one, two, bouncing off
Brewster. Just a little bit
predictable, with that shot, and did
not have enough power to beat the
Reeling off that incredible
year for the development squad. It
is a fifth anniversary of St
George's Park, how significant is
Very important. Talking to
Paul about the players and at times,
five or six different teams being
Panzo using his strength. Nothing in
that. Great body awareness. Back to
St George's Park, when you have five
or six teams together, it is a
breaded experience, it shows that
direct pathway from 15 all the way
through to the first team and it has
played its part that are part in the
success. Some ill discipline from
Santiago, just a little bit
frustrated with his team. They lost
that 2-goal lead. I feel like St
George's Park is playing by huge
part in the success of the England
young sides and long may it
24 minutes to go to save
England Under 17s and add a World
Cup win to the England Under 20s in
the same calendar year. Encase you
are joining us, on the Saturday
afternoon, England where 2-0 down
within half an hour but they fought
back tremendously. Jaume. Torres.
Great defending by Panzo. Looking to
slow him down. Delay Ferrin on the
ball. He stayed on his feet and that
is really disciplined.
from Gomez, off Panzo. Spain corner.
Panzo is looking out on his feet,
really tired, maybe Steve will start
thinking about a substitution to
give more energy down the left-hand
side for England.
Sergio Gomez with the delivery. The
goalkeeper backpedalled, that was
it up, Gomez from set pieces, the
near post a couple of times and not
making things too predictable, going
for the far post and winning another
Another good block, this
time by Guehi and blocked by Foden.
You can see with the heat, the tempo
has slowed down. You have to be
effective with the ball, keep
possession and make the opposition
With 20 minutes to go, that
teenager -- no teenager will want to
make an error and cost his team the
There is a fear factor
but you stick to the game plan plan
and do the simple things very good,
which both sides have done.
McEachran winning it back for
England. Hudson-Odoi. Still plenty
in his attack. He can get it across
to Foden! England in front for the
first time in the final! Manchester
City's Phil Foden. From two down,
they lead 3-2.
What a brilliant ball
into the box. He has been an
absolute hero for England down the
right-hand side, cutting on his left
foot. Again, we thought this area
was part of the game plan for
England. With the legs down those
wide areas and what a pass. Simple
finish, bubbling, great technique
with his right foot and he deserved
this. England have stuck to the
task, the principles, no long ball
football. Playing through the lines
and what a finish. Still a bit to do
from Phil Foden and he does it well.
Look at that celebration!
be off their feet at Manchester City
and in Stockport, where he is from.
He has followed up his goal against
Mexico in this tournament and a
Steve Cooper's team, two down inside
30 minutes, leading 3-2 in the
Brilliant personality these
players have shown, 2-0 down against
a very strong European champion
team, Spain, and they have found it
within themselves to drag themselves
back, getting the goal just before
half-time and cracking on in the
performance, concentration is needed
Spain have 20 minutes to
salvage it. Latibeaudiere chasing
this one with Moorland, happy to see
that going out of play. -- with
Miranda. The inevitable changes for
Spain, Lara is going to come on from
Sevilla. He is replacing Cesar from
The first change from Santiago Denia
as he tries to change the scoreline.
That looked a long way off back
after 30 minutes.
It did but you
look at the possession England were
showing and their performance in the
semifinal against Brazil and the
belief was there, even though they
had gone 2-0 down and that has been
proven right. A lot of hard work. A
lot of disciplined defending. But
certainly a lot of belief and
Panzo felt that might have
gone on of play from Torres. Sergio
Gomez. Ferran Torres to cross for
Spain. It is Miranda!
Panzo needed to stay pushed in for
the second phase of that attack.
Letting him cross that into the box
is always dangerous and on a rare
occasion, Phil Foden does not check
his shoulder and gets dispossessed
but the shot is closed down with
Five goals already
in what has been an open final.
Still 17.5 minutes to go. Spain
corner. The goalkeeper did not get
there. Latibeaudiere got the first
header in and that was off the line
by Sessegnon! Spain appealing, they
thought they had equalised. But
Steve Sessegnon, with a clearance to
keep it at 3-2.
I am not sure where
Curtis was going, there was a
handball just before the goal-line
clearance but great play on the line
by Steve Sessegnon. Good composure.
Making sure he gets both feet behind
the ball and clears it. Curtis
Anderson has to be careful, if he is
coming from those crosses he needs
to make them his.
That was painful
England free kick. That
is what usually happens with the
best player in the park, if you
cannot stop him one way, kick him.
Is that why you never got kicked?
Latibeaudiere. This is far from
finished. Hudson-Odoi. His pace is
again a problem, brilliant from
Hudson-Odoi. He was trying to guide
that into Brewster.
Victor in the
way. Jaume is having nightmares
about Hudson-Odoi, he cannot handle
his physicality and explosive pace
and he needs help on the right-hand
side. Hudson-Odoi, great ability to
keep repeating these sprints,
fantastic fitness levels.
McEachran. Latibeaudiere jumping at
the back post. Foden. Cleared by
Miranda. Lovely linkup between Foden
and Gibbs-White. That has broken for
Gibbs-White again. What a reverse
pass to Foden!
Street at Fernandez.
Great interaction between those two
players. Foden showing great
disguise on his passing. A little
bit weak on the final product once
again but I think if the penny
drops, he will be clinical in the
final third and you will have some
player on your hands.
injured in Croatia in the final of
the Euros, scored against Spain in
what he thought was the winning
goal, until that equaliser six
minutes into stoppage time for Spain
forcing penalties. He has done the
same here, England in front but here
comes Ferran Torres.
Panzo with the
recovery. I think Panzo at left-back
for England is really on his last
legs. He looks like he is really
struggling. To move about the pitch.
I think Steve has got to look at
maybe changing him. If not, it could
Sessegnon with the
A few darker arts
are coming out from the Spanish
players, lingering tackles, stuff
off the ball.
The biggest game of
their lives and the biggest crowd of
their lives. It really has captured
the imagination in India, this
tournament. As we have our
second-half cooling break. Plenty
for Spain to think about.
will be feeling that fatigue. They
will be glad for this rest, to get
rehydrated, a bit of a team talk
with Steve Cooper. He will probably
ask the players, especially Jonathan
Panzo, how he is feeling. But
really, both sets of players have
earned a lot of credit for the tempo
of this match, especially in this
heat and humidity.
Mike Marsh having
a word with Rhian Brewster. A few of
them over with the England physio,
who was part of Simpson's staff for
the Under 20 squad. He would be the
only member of the staff to get
medals at the World Cup with Under
20 and Under 17 levels. As you watch
reruns of all of the goals and this
one is the most important.
good technique. On the weaker side,
Phil Foden on his right hand side,
he watches that contact right onto
his foot. Just in case of any little
bubble. Talking about the physio,
can we take him to Russia? You never
He has not won this yet. Steve
Cooper will know that.
This is going
to drag on for Steve Cooper, this
last 14 minutes of play.
under way. England have scored 21
goals in this tournament. Rhian
Brewster has eight of them. It is
that one from Phil Foden, is that
enough for England to get their
hands on the World Cup trophy?
Spain free kick. He solved all of
his problems, lack of discipline as
Lara got to his feet, let him have
it and don't let him turn. Little
bit of tiredness from England.
Trying to win the ball back to
Italy. -- much too eagerly.
Foden stopped. Moukhliss for Spain.
The full-back... Thankfully did not
get the greatest connection.
the best of Hudson-Odoi. And driving
into the heart of the defence. Just
a weak shot at the end of it.
called in the summer, the Right back
He will be glad of
the respite, Hudson-Odoi, the other
Brewster's Fleck, just a fraction
strong for Gibbs-White.
Ruiz. Sessegnon with the challenge,
Ruiz carries on. The first time all
day but Spain's main man has been
Yes, he looked very
dangerous, anticipating that sliding
tackle. I think it is the first time
I had seen a player going to ground
when he is not 100% going to win the
ball. Just a little bit of fatigue
on the decision-making, he has to
stay concentrated. We have a
Kirby. Is the man who
was entering the fray. Gibbs-White,
who scored that second England goal,
is the man to depart. Kirby is that
Russell Palace. -- Crystal Palace.
The Spurs Academy in the summer. His
third substitute appearance having
appeared against Iraq. And Blanco
departs for Spain, to be replaced by
Carlos byes of Villarreal.
contribution by Gibbs-White. He
played his part. Hopefully Kirby can
give a lot of energy for the last
Cleared by Guehi.
Free forward -- three forward for
Spain. Still Lara against Sessegnon.
Brilliant from Steve Sessegnon.
Fantastic defending, waiting for his
time to nick the ball. Winning back
quite convincingly, against a very
looking Lara. It looks like he has
got good balance, waiting for a
mistake from the defender.
trying to equal his twin brother,
Ryan, in winning a major tournament
with an England development team.
His twin brother has made faster
progress in full's first-team
although Steve made his debut before
this tournament in the league cup
against Wycombe Wanderers.
thought of by Fulham. The parents
must be proud as punch. Good genes
as well but talent is not born, it
is worked for.
Credit to both boys.
Their cousin, Stephan Sessegnon,
formerly of Sunderland 's...
Hudson-Odoi was through there! Jaume
with the foul. It'll be a yellow
card the Paraguayan referee.
like a last-ditch tackle.
Hanson was about as well. Both
Spanish full-backs shown the yellow
Hudson-Odoi was away. That was
cynical, he realises the scenario of
the situation. 3-2 down, minutes to
go, if he gets through, it is game
over, probably the right decision.
They don't show that in coaching
manuals but in the thick of it, that
is what you have to do for your
In from Hudson-Odoi. Can they
finish? It is Guehi! The Chelsea
defender with the girl that might
well win the Under 17 World Cup for
England! -- with the goal. 4-2 they
lead in a final where they were two
This is so selfless.
Latibeaudiere could have gone for
the glory. Ironically, it is his
central defensive partner who got
the rewards. 4-2, England. This is
an unattainable lead, I feel, but
England will go on to win the World
Cup. Brilliant play, keeping it
alive. Nice and alert to finish it
off. Fantastically well worked goal
from the free kick, great delivery
into the box. 4-2 to England.
turnaround! The Chelsea defender,
they won the youth cup last season,
he was captain of England at the
Euros when they were beaten in the
final by Spain. He has given them a
non-2-goal cushion with little live
five minutes to play as Nacho Diaz
has a final role of the dice for
Spain. The Villarreal attacker. And
it was he who got the equaliser,
Diaz, the substitute, in the sixth
minute of stoppage time to make it
2-2 at the Euros but Spain need more
than just one here.
Stay on your feet, forcing that
question. Just running that out of
play. Trying to force the ball to
that deadline. And getting into the
box. Excellent defending. Just
concentration now. Concentration,
making sure there are no silly
individual errors. Superb spirit
We can talk to Paul
Simpson, the Under 20 winning coach.
Put into context the character these
boys have shown from 2-0 down to
Absolutely immense. We
talk about their resilience, mental
toughness, the character of English
players and I think they have shown
everything. 2-0 down, they just kept
going, they have rallied around,
they have a little wobble in the
first-half but they picked
themselves up and what a second-half
comeback this has been? They
thoroughly deserved to be 4-2 up.
They look as if they still have
energy to get going and keep
pushing. And maybe make it even more
Well... George McEachran,
the brother of Josh, will depart for
the final three and a half minutes,
Conor Gallagher, his team-mate, he
has just signed professional with
the Premier League champions,
Chelsea. He has been there since the
age of six. He will come on and get
a taste of this final. As it stands,
it will go down in history.
Remember, no team from England at
this age group have got past the
quarterfinals of this tournament.
Before they set off for India. Only
one team ever has won the Under 20
World Cup and the Under 17 World Cup
in the same calendar year and that
was Brazil and that puts this into
context, what Brazil, on the back of
Paul's team, and on the verge of a
It highlights how
important St George's Park has been,
how good the players are coming
through. And you look at how calmly
they were 2-0 down, they stayed
believing, belief in each other,
with the manager and the shape and
formation, it never wavered and we
have got their reward. Outstanding
play, they stuck to the game plan.
Hudson-Odoi, Foden is on! Can get
even better? Foden! The party can
begin! Two for Foden, five for
England and an Under 17 World Cup
for England! And this calendar year
of English development football has
just got even better! They will be
double World Cup winners. And a date
that will go down in history.
England five, Spain two. What a pass
this was! It reminds me of the goal
from Brazil, it was just floated
over, he took it first time on that
occasion but Phil Foden, surely the
player of the tournament? The impact
he has had, his displays, the
performance, he has shown everything
and what about that composure? Once
again, on his weaker side, amazing
finish and to be 2-0 down, I cannot
over emphasise what an amazing
comeback this is for England and
what resolve the players have shown.
Two goals for the man that Pep
Guardiola said yesterday would have
made his first-team debut in the
League Cup if he stayed with Man
City but they wanted him to go with
England and try to win a tournament
and he has settled it.
if you look at his performances, the
way human abilities the ball, his
enthusiasm, he has gone from
training every day with Manchester
City's first-team, who are blowing
the Premier League apart, coming
here, he humbled himself, proud to
wear the Three Lions, and what a
performance, not just today but in
this final and whole tournament.
Gomez of Manchester United is on for
Oakley-Boothe for the final few
seconds. This really has captured
the imagination of the nation. I
heard this morning that the Duke of
Cambridge, nonetheless, said Steve
Cooper and good luck message to the
I think it shows how it
has captured the whole of the
country, we get behind our young
boys and the performance they have
given us in return is nothing short
of stunning. Their conduct on the
pitch, the discipline and fitness
levels in the latter stages of this
match have been exemplary. I think
Steve Cooper needs a heap of praise
because his performance has been
He will be left to
reflect on what on earth went wrong
for Spain. You would think he will
hold his hand up and say the better
It was always quite a
close game, even when Spain were 2-0
Just a sign of Spain's emotions
running out of control again. Sergio
Gomez is the most sensible because
he is pushing back Tories and Jaume.
And that is a yellow card for
Brewster. He could do well to move
away from this confrontation.
is nothing to be gained. You stand
up for yourself on the pitch,
sometimes people come into your
personal space you have got to stand
up for yourself but there is no
point at this stage getting in
anything. Frustration from the
Spaniards again. I don't want to see
it. Gomez did excellent for the
Spanish team, he has experienced.
Foden is the subject of the Spanish
frustrations. Latibeaudiere is
trying to calm his opposite captain
Phil Foden, the frustrations
can get the better of these young
If anyone is going to frustrate you,
he's going to be the man!
It must be
a hard one for the Spanish youngster
to take having been 2-0 up after 31
But I honestly believe at
this age, you win or you learn and
if you don't learn, you lose, so
you've got to try to take the
positives from the game, learn from
your experience and move forward.
Like I said earlier, they are on the
first rung of the ladder towards a
professional career and they need to
learn from situations like this and
keep their discipline and composure.
This will taste sweet, of course,
having lost to Spain on penalties in
the European Championship final in
the summer in Croatia. That is an
England free kick.
will taste sweet for these boys,
especially the six or seven that
played in that game and got beat.
But if you had the choice, European
or World Cup winners, I think you
would go over the latter.
seriousness, Steve Cooper said they
have to learn and show character
from that agonising penalty shoot
out defeat. They have not folded and
here is the evidence.
way on earth were they going to let
this get to penalties, even at 2-0
down, I always thought the belief
was there, individually and
collectively, that this group of
players believed in each other and
they have shown that proved it to
each other. Let's hope a lot of
these can stay together, gain
experience at their respective clubs
and come back for the underage teens
and do it all again. -- for the
When you say in football,
as these moments, like me you have
to take it and enjoyed. Look at them
on the line, they know they are in
the last minute of stoppage time,
seconds away from the biggest
adoration of their lives.
full credit to Steve Cooper and the
coaching staff and a medical team,
the fitness boys, the chefs,
everyone because they've been away
for over 30 days, this group of
players, and to keep them
entertained, to keep them enjoying
training and each other's company, I
think it is a real challenge in
itself and the way these boys have
History is made! For
the first time in the under 17 age
group, England have won the World
Cup. And for the second time in one
calendar year, two different age
groups have got their hands on the
trophy, after the under 20s success,
it is Steve Cooper's team who have
come to India in a tournament where
they have never got past the
quarterfinals and won it and they
have done something that only Brazil
had previously done, and won the
under 20 and under 17 World Cups in
the same calendar year and they have
done it from two goals down, to win
Yeah, epic scenes, you can see
both sides of the emotion, adulation
with the England players, emotional,
so happy, in tears, it shows how
much it means to them but on the
flip side, you know, you can see the
Spanish players. Lower than a
snake's belly and they will
hopefully learn from this but what
an achievement, what a performance
on this young man, he's been a
player of the tournament, there's
the Golden Boot winner, they have
scored the most goals and conceded
the least, if that is not proof that
they deserved to win it, they've had
to come back from 2-0 down and
really dig themselves out of the
hole and do it with style and they
Steve Cooper, trying to take it
in. Look at the England players
I'm not sure about the
To come back from two
goals down in the final, to come
back from the penalty shoot out
partake in the European final in the
summer against the same opposition,
maturity, character, and they
deserve every accolade that is
coming their way, an exciting group
of England players who really have
performed collectively in their time
in India. Tears for Spain. But sheer
celebration for England. Marc Guehi,
there, the man who got the fourth,
two for Foden and a word for
Brewster, his eighth of the
tournament and just look at what it
means to those England players.
And Brewster, with eight goals,
collect the Golden Boot award but
that really only was significant if
his team or World Cup winners and
that man, Latibeaudiere, is minutes
away from lifting the trophy but
this is a day they will remember
that the rest of their lives, this
is another significant day in the
development of these English youth
football teams. Listen to this,
England are under 17 World Cup
England are under 17 World Cup
winners. STUDIO: It is absolutely
incredible, we are catching our
breath here in the studio. What an
incredible comeback, 2-0 down in the
first half, it was back to 2-1, you
would not think they were able to
bring it back, though.
performance, such character to come
back, delighted for everybody. Five
years ago, when we built St George's
Park, I don't think we expected this
so it is brilliant, it is really
good, they thoroughly deserved the
victory today, outstanding
second-half performance, showed real
Just to remind the viewer
is on BBC Two, we will stay with you
until 5:30pm, the trophy
presentation will take place in
around 20 minutes and you want to
watch that, it will be live on the
red button for you. In the meantime,
let's carry on, take a look at the
pictures and what is happening out
there. What does that say about the
maturity of this team, how they can
come back and overcome the heartache
of losing to Spain on penalties in
the European Championships and to
come back and do this?
The goal just
before half-time I think was
crucial. At that point, England
looked a bit dejected, looked out of
it at that point. Brilliant cross
looked a bit dejected, looked out of
it at that point. Brilliant cross
into the box, Brewster getting
England back in it just before
half-time. And then just after
half-time, this gives them fresh
legs, a bit of an adrenaline rush,
to come out second half and really
have a go at Spain and that is how
they get back to 2-2, you know,
Foden was involved in that and I
mean, Foden was exceptional through
the game. He is an absolute talent.
But what England did, and they did
not do it so much in the first half,
they got in behind the Spanish
defence which was where people were
either running at people, even that
ball, just clipping over the top of
the defence, headed back in, very
unselfish and a simple tap in. At
this point, England are seller
rating and Paul, you will know, you
can tell us what it feels like to be
in this situation!
It is an
incredible feeling, it really is,
brilliant to watch. We have taken
Spain to the cleaners in the second
half, we really have, the way we
have dominated the ball, dominated
from going behind,
have dominated the ball, dominated
from going behind, shown ability.
Foden's goal looks a simple tap in
but he had to work to get in at the
far post, kept up with Hudson-Odoi,
kept pace with him, got the tap in.
It is an unbelievable feeling.
often talk about mentality with
English teams and they look a bit
out of it at 2-0 down but they got
back to 2-2 and they came and played
with freedom in the second half,
expressed themselves and they looked
far superior. All credit to them,
It was not
as though Spain had dropped off
entirely, they were rattled by the
second goal but England just stepped
up again and maybe another three.
the second half, they show the level
of performance they have shown
through the competition. That is
what we were hoping for and
expecting them because those are the
levels they have got. In the first
half, they looked a bit nervous and
they got a bit of a jolt from the
goals, but great finishes, workrate
and attitude, you look at the
celebrations, every one of the
players from the bench was out there
celebrating together and what a
wonderful feeling to be involved in
Absolutely. My thanks to Paul
and Danny. We will continue on the
red button to see England lifting
the trophy. They are the under 17
world champions. Maybe this is the
golden generation after all.
There will be a new name on
the World Cup trophy today.
There will be a new name on
the World Cup trophy today. It is
him again! Brewster! England in
front for the first time in the
final! Can they finish it off? It is
Guehi! The Chelsea defender with the
goal that might well win the under
17 World Cup for England!
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