FIFA U17 World Cup final: England 5-2 Spain, 5 key talking points
5 key takeaways from a breathtaking final.
England emerged as the FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 champions defeating Spain 5-2 in Kolkata. England defeated Spain by a scoreline which no one had even imagined in their wildest dreams.
The game began on a bright note and it ended with even more flavour especially English flavour. This final will be remembered for ages to come, by both Spain and England but for different reasons. While England will remember it for being their first FIFA U17 World Cup title, Spain will remember it for the drubbing they were handed by England in one of the biggest football stadiums in Asia. Having a healthy lead and not being able to close the game down, Spain will only have themselves to blame for this defeat.
Let's take a look at the main 5 talking points from this game:
#1 England’s revenge complete, and a comeback to remember for the ages
England had an angle of revenge on their mind when they took the field against Spain, the team to which they lost in the UEFA U17 Championship this year. Spain have constantly been a thorn for this bunch of English players and they will be in seven heavens for getting past La Rojita in the biggest stage of football in the U17 age category.
The victory will be even sweeter for England because they won the game coming back from being behind. England were down 2-0 and reduced the margin to 2-1 before halftime. The way they turned around the game after halftime deserves special mention and praise. Very few teams in the world have been able to overcome a two-goal deficit by scoring five goals. This comeback by England will be talked about for ages to come.