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Brazil U17
FT
2 - 1
Spain U17
Lincoln 25'
Paulinho 45'+1'
5' Wesley (OG)
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FULL TIME! And that's the end of that! Brazil have had just enough in their tank, to notch up these three points against Spain. The two teams have had to give it their all in the sultry conditions in Kochi. While both the teams have been slated as tournament favourites, this hard-fought victory by Brazil could be an indication of things to come. 
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90'+4 FREE KICK for Spain! This is probably their last chance, as they lob the ball into the area. Beitia did manage to jump high and get his head to the ball, but his header was too high.
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90'+3 The Brazil players barely seem to have enough energy anymore, as Spain forge forward, winning their 11th corner of the match.
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90'+1 A cleared header fell straight to Perera at the edge of the box. He chested it down and pulled the trigger, but his left footed shot was too high.
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88' Yellow Card: Jose LAra of Spain, for diving inside the Brazil penalty area.
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87' CHANCE! Alan showed great determination in this heat, to send a low cross into the box. Marcos Antonio, who it was aimed at, was unable to reach the ball before the keeper. A goal here would have ended things.
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86' Lincoln, who has done very well to close down the Spanish defenders, suddenly collapses to the ground, asking for some medical attention. Possibly cramps again. Fearing that it may be time-wasting tactics, the referee asks him to receive his treatment outside the throw line.
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83' FREE KICK for Spain! The free kick is wasted, as it is hit straight into the Brazil wall.  Meanwhile, Beitia comes back on the pitch.
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80' Now Beitia goes down in a lump near the centre circle. Even Spain have made all their substitutions, and Beitia has to soldier on after receiving treatment.
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78' After receiving a little treatment, Wesley comes back onto the pitch to restore parity of the number of players on the pitch from each side. However, he is still moving gingerly.
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76' Brazil seem to be in a spot of bother there. Wesley goes down on the ground with cramps. However, they have made all three of their substitutions, which means that they will have to play these last 14-odd minutes of regulation time with just 10 men.
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72' Alan swings a long-range freekick into the Spain box, and the ball is blasted into the net among a flurry of legs. However, the referee blew his whistle, for a foul, we presume.
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72' Substitution: Vitinho comes on for Brenner, as the latter has to be stretchered off due to an injury.
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67' Lincoln is played through in acres of space behind the Spain defence. There was so much space that eve he thought that he was off side. Neither the flag, not the whistle came into the equation.
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66' Torres weaves himself inside, from the right flank, to the edge of the box, cuts inside, and plays a chipped-through ball, only to find out that nobody made the run.
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63' Yellow card: Alan
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61' CHANCE! Abel Ruiz is played through from the half-way line, on the counter, and the Spain forward dashes with the ball towards the Brazil box. However, he was at too tight an angle, and goalkeeper Brazao had his angles covered.
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58' Torres is weaving and maneuvering himself through a plethora of bodies on the right flank, but is finally tackled, as he goes down, holding his leg and wincing in pain. Referee waves "play on". 
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55' Curling corners seem to be troubling Brazil's Brazao. They get three straight corners in that manner, and Brazao finally saves a half volley among a flurry of legs, to end this spell.
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54' Spain get a free kick on th right wing, which they take very quickly. However, a Brazil defender was able to get his foot on the low cross, sending it out for a corner.
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51' Spain have come out with a lot of intent in the second half, hogging the possession of the ball. Torres again finds himself on the right wing and whips in yet another cross for Abel Ruiz. However, Halter halts that attack by intercepting that cross with a headed clearance.
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47'  Torres is in the thick of things yet again. He whips in another cross from the right, but it is too far from any of the Spain attackers.
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And the players are back out on the pitch, as Spain get the proccedings underway in the second half.
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HALF TIME! That has been an enthralling half of football, between two giants of the game. While Spain dominated the early exchanges, Brazil came back well into the game, and stamped their authority over it. The Paulinho goal is seure to have changed the half-time talk in both the dressing rooms.
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45'+1 GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!!!! PAULINHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! The man who has been pulling the strings so far, now gets on to the end of a wonderfully chipped pass from Marcos Antonio, and volleyed it into goal. 
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43' Great determination by Brazil to close Spain down high up the pitch. The ball is passed back to Spain keeper Fernandez. However, Brazil forward Lincoln charges at the Spain keeper like a battering ram, managing to block Fernandez's clearance. Thankfully for Spain, the ball rebounded off Lincoln's body towards the throw line, and not at goal.
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40' Torres jinks past a defender again and sprints forward on the right flank. He whips in a cross, but it is beyond any of the forwards in the box.
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37' Brazil may be dominating the proceedings, but Spain have also had their moments. A mazy run by Torres dazzles the crowd, here, in Kochi, as he dribbles past three defenders, and manages to pass it to one of his teammates. Nothing comes of it, in the end, though.
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34' Matieu Jaume suddenly pulls up on the pitch, and asks for medical assistance. It seems that his contribution in this match, at least, is over, as he limps off in tears.
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32' That goal has given Brazil the momentum they needed. Spain, on the other hand, seem to have lost all their early impetus, as Paulinho keeps making inroads with his passing.
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26' GOL GOLGOLGOLGOLGOLGOLGOLGOLGOLGOLGOLGOL GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!!!!!!!!! Lincoln levels things up for Brazil!! Brenner made a move into the left side of the Spain box, dummied a Spain defender, and passed it inside the box to Lincoln, who did well to turn and shoot. And, thus, we are back at level terms, ladies and gentlemen!
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24' Paulinho plays and aerial through ball to Wesley, who breaks into the right side of the box, and tries to cross it in. However, his miscued cross went dangerously close to goal.
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22' Alan breaks free on the right, dummies a defender to turn outside, and pulls the trigger. However, the angle was too tight, and Brazao made an easy save.
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18' CHANCE! Brazil are closing down high up the pitch, and that results in Paulinho making an interception just outside the box. He pulled te trigger immediately, but Spain keeper Fernandez parried it right at one of he Brazil attackers, who had no time to react, as the ball trickled over the goalline, off his feet. The robound wouldn't have counted anyway, as he was flagged off side.
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16' There seems to be  a bit of confusion here. Moukhliss may have gotten his name on the scoresheet, but replays suggested that it was Brazil defender Wesley, who tapped it in.
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15' Finally, Brazil seem to be slowly growing into the game. The have kept the lion's share of the possession in the last few minutes, with Paulinho pulling the strings from the middle of the park.
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10' Despite going 1-0 down, Brazil have failed to show the attacking intent in the opening exchanges. Their passes, at certain times, have been played at walking pace.
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5' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!! Mohamed Moukhlis taps it into goal to make it 1-0 for Spain, inside 5 minutes! Ferran Torres found himself with some space on the right flank, and fizzed in a low cross to Moukhlis, who tapped it into the goal, beyond the flailing arms of Brazil keeper Gabriel Brazao. This match is off to a cracker!
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Hello, and welcome to our live commentary of the Brazil vs Spain game from the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Brazil to get us underway.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the FIFA U17 World Cup 2017.

Today, we have Brazil taking on Spain in the first Group D encounter of the FIFA U17 World Cup.

In what promises to be an early showdown of the two best teams in the tournament, Brazil and Spain will be expected to produce fireworks at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kaloor. Both teams are primed to contend for the title, and today's match will lay down a marker for all the other teams.

Brazil will be without their hottest prospect Vinicius Junior, who top-scored for the Canarinhos at this year's South American U17 Championship, while Spain have a star of their own in captain Abel Ruiz, who is also a prolific goalscorer.

The likes of Lincoln, Victor Chust, Moha Moukhliss have already earned rave reviews on the global stage and this FIFA U17 World Cup will be the perfect platform to showcase their elusive talents to the wide world.

The match kicks off at 5 pm Indian Standard Time at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi.

Here are the full Spain and Brazil squads:

Brazil 
Goalkeepers: Gabriel Brazao, Lucas Alexandre, Yuri Sena. 
 
Defenders: Wesley, Luan Candido, Weverson, Lucas Halter, Matheus Stockl, Rodrigo Guth and Vitor Eduardo. 
 
Midfielders: Alanzinho, Marcos Antonio, Rodrigo Nestor, Victor Bobsin, Victor Yan and Vitinho. 
 
Forwards: Brenner, Lincoln, Paulinho, Yuri Alberto.

Spain 
Alvaro Fernandez (GK), Mateu Jaume, Juan Miranda, Hugo Guillamon, Victor Chust, Antonio Blanco, Ferran Torres, Mohamed Moukhliss, Abel Ruiz, Sergio Gomez, Nacho Diaz, Pedro Ruiz ,Marc Vidal, Alvaro Garcia, Eric Garcia, Diego Pampin, Jose Lara, Cesar Gelabert, Carlos Beitia, Victor Perea, Alfonso Pastor.
90'
José Alonso
73'
Pedro Ruiz
Sergio Gómez
Vitinho
Brenner
71'
Matheus Stockl
Lucas Halter
64'
Alan Souza
62'
Rodrigo Guth
Victor Bobsin
60'
57'
José Alonso
Alvaro Garcia
Paulinho
assist: Marcos Antonio
45'+1'
34'
Víctor Gómez
Mateu Morey
Lincoln
25'
5'
Wesley (Own Goal)
Tournament FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 - Week 1
Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium
Match time Sat, 07 Oct 2017, 05:00 PM
Spain U17 (4-2-3-1)
Santiago Denia Sánchez (Manager)
1
Gabriel Brazão
6
Weverson
4
Lucas Halter
3
Vitão
2
Wesley
5
Victor Bobsin
20
Brenner
10
Alan Souza
8
Marcos Antonio
7
Paulinho
9
Lincoln
1
Álvaro Fernández
16
Diego Pampín
4
Hugo Guillamón
5
Víctor
2
Mateu Morey
14
Alvaro Garcia
19
Carlos Beitia
10
Sergio Gómez
8
Moha
7
Ferrán Torres
9
Abel Ruiz
Spain U17 (4-2-3-1)
Santiago Denia Sánchez (Manager)
Brazil U17 Subs
17
Rodrigo Nestor
13
Matheus Stockl
15
Luan Candido
12
Lucão
14
Rodrigo Guth
19
Yuri Alberto
18
Vitinho
21
Yuri Sena
16
Victor Yan
Spain U17 Subs
17
José Alonso
6
Antonio Blanco
11
Nacho Díaz
15
Eric García
18
César Gelabert
20
Víctor Gómez
3
Juan Miranda
12
Pedro Ruiz
21
Alfonso Vacas
13
Marc Vidal
53% POSSESSION 47%
10 SHOTS 11
5 SHOTS ON GOAL 3
11 FOULS 8
1 CORNERS 11
1 OFFSIDES 2
1 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0
3 SAVES 3
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Group A
1 Ghana Under 17 3 2 0 1 4 6
2 Colombia Under 17 3 2 0 1 2 6
3 United States Under 17 3 2 0 1 2 6
4 India Under 17 3 0 0 3 -8 0
Group B
1 Paraguay Under 17 3 3 0 0 5 9
2 Mali Under 17 3 2 0 1 4 6
3 New Zealand Under 17 3 0 1 2 -4 1
4 Turkey Under 17 3 0 1 2 -5 1
Group C
1 Iran Under 17 3 3 0 0 9 9
2 Germany Under 17 3 2 0 1 -1 6
3 Guinea Under 17 3 0 1 2 -4 1
4 Costa Rica Under 17 3 0 1 2 -4 1
Group D
1 Brazil Under 17 3 3 0 0 5 9
2 Spain Under 17 3 2 0 1 5 6
3 Niger Under 17 3 1 0 2 -5 3
4 Korea DPR Under 17 3 0 0 3 -5 0
Group E
1 France Under 17 3 3 0 0 11 9
2 Japan Under 17 3 1 1 1 4 4
3 Honduras Under 17 3 1 0 2 -4 3
4 New Caledonia Under 17 3 0 1 2 -11 1
Group F
1 England Under 17 3 3 0 0 9 9
2 Iraq Under 17 3 1 1 1 -1 4
3 Mexico Under 17 3 0 2 1 -1 2
4 Chile Under 17 3 0 1 2 -7 1
Updated: Oct 07, 2017 18:57 PM | Published: Oct 07, 2017 18:24 PM