FIFA U-17 World Cup: England, France march on, Iraq gets first win

Published: 12th October 2017 10:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th October 2017 11:13 AM  

Iraq and Chile footballers compete for the ball during FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 match in Kolkata on Wednesday. Iraq tasted their maiden win of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup as Mohammed Dawood struck twice to rout Chile 3-0. | PTI
Dawood struck in the sixth and 68th minutes in the Group F match and led a one-man attack superbly as a historic pre- quarterfinal berth beckons the Lions of Mesopotamia. On the other hand, Chile, the last edition hosts, are virtually out of the tournament. | PTI
Iraq, who had drawn their opening match against Mexico 1-1, are now two points behind group leaders England (six points) and their clash on October 14 will decide the group toppers. | PTI
Carlos Mejia 14 from Honduras celebrating after his goal against New Caledonia during the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Guwahati India on on Wednesday. Honduras pumped in five goals without reply against tournament debutants New Caledonia. | PTI
Players of France in blue jersey and Japan in white jersey vie for the ball during their U-17 FIFA world cup football match at Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium Sarusajai in Guwahati on Wednesday. Arsenal target Amine Gouiri scored in 13th and 71st minutes to help the Les Bleuets secure a 2-1 win against Japan. | PTI
The first goal came when Gouiri unleashed a right-footer off from the left side of the box off a Maxence Caqueret assist. Despite falling behind, Japan made their way back into the contest and had created chances. | PTI
England midfielder Jadon Sancho 11 being tackled by Mexico defender Carlos Robles 3 during their FIFA U-17 World Cup football match in Kolkata on Wednesday evening. England prevailed over two-time champions Mexico 3-2 to seal a FIFA U-17 World Cup pre-quarterfinal berth. | PTI
After some hits and misses in the first 30 minutes, Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster curled in a 39th minute free-kick to break the stalemate. Philip Foden and Jadon Sancho also found their mojo for Young Lions. However, Chile made a sensational comeback with a stunning brace by Diego Lainez (65, 72).
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