Rhian Brewster becomes first English player to score a hat-trick in FIFA U17 World Cup knockout stages
Rhian Brewster has taken the FIFA U17 World Cup by storm.
What's the story?
England's U-17 journey appears to be on a roll after Rhian Brewster's incredible hat-trick helped beat the USA in a one sided knockout stage encounter between the sides.
Scoring the hat-trick puts Brewster in a league of his own after becoming the first English player to score a triple in the knockouts of the competition at the U17 level. The Young Lions look like favourites as the tournament enters its latter stages.
In case you didn't know...
Rhian Brewster is a Liverpool and England U-17/21/23 International and is one of the players that manager Jurgen Klopp rates quite highly. His scoring ability has been invaluable to the England U-17 side, scoring 12 in 16 International appearances. The future sure looks bright for the 17-year-old.
The heart of the matter
England's campaign in the tournament so far has seen them beat the likes of Japan en route to the most recent demolition of the United States. Goa was the venue as Brewster took the footballing world by storm, easily beating American defenders and scoring a historic hat-trick.
Apart from Brewster, Morgan Gibbs-White joined in on the fun as his goal sealed victory for the Brits in comprehensive fashion. Though the American colts did manage to score one of their own, England were runaway 4-1 victors.
England are set to face either Brazil or Germany in the semi final stage of the tournament, as the latter two footballing giants face each other in the quarter final, on Sunday. The Young Lions have shown great form so far in this tournament, and it would not be of surprise to anyone, if they do manage to go all the way.
England's ability to create superstars from the ground up bodes well as they aim to win a senior world cup in the near future. The likes of Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford are proof that young players from England have the ability to become huge stars at the elite level. The fans of the Three Lions will hope that their cubs can bring home yet another major trophy.