FIFA U17 World Cup: 5 players who made a name for themselves at the tournament
The superstars of the next generation.
As the dust settles on the first ever FIFA tournament being held in India, we can look back at it with fond memories. However, the best was saved for the last, with England making a spectacular comeback to win 5-2 against the mighty Spain.
La Roja raced to a 2-0 lead but this English side showed how different they are. Aided by a brace from Golden Ball winner Philip Foden, the Young Lions came back to trump their Spanish counterparts 5-2.
As we have seen from the triumphs of the U19s and U20s, England has got a brilliant pool of youngsters waiting in the wings; the U17s proved to be no different. Every couple of years, these talented teenagers light up the tournament and it provides a good platform for clubs to snap up talent before they become too expensive. This year has been no different and here’s a list of 5 players who shone most brightly in the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup:
#1 Rhian Brewster
One of the pre-tournament stars to look forward to, Rhian Brewster lived up to expectations. This is Brewster fighting back from heartbreak. Having lost the U17 European Championship final against the same opponent earlier this year, the Liverpool forward put those bad memories to bed with a goal that started their comeback in the final against the same opponents.
Brewster is quick and agile as well as remarkably clinical, winning the Golden Boot with eight goals to his name. Nothing could be bigger than scoring consecutive hat-tricks in the knockout stages against USA and Brazil. Under the mentorship of Steven Gerrard, this prodigy could become the star of the future.