FIFA U-17 World Cup, Brazil vs Spain, full football score: BRA 2-1 ESP
Brazil beat Spain 2-1 in a hotly contested Group D match in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The match was played at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi. Get full football score of Brazil vs Spain, FIFA U-17 World Cup, here.fifa u17 world cup 2017 Updated: Oct 07, 2017 19:03 IST
Kochi’s first match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup was also probably the biggest of the group stage as Brazil took on Spain in a Group D match at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium. Spain took an early lead through a Wesley own goal and it seemed like Spain would cruise to a win. However, Brazil’s Lincoln equalised for the South American team. This goal seemed to galvanise Brazil and the continued to attack Spain, pushing the U-17 European champions on the back foot. Their attacking intent was rewarded as Paulinho gave them the lead just before half-time. His goal was enough to seal the game for Brazil despite Spain’s best attempts at a goal in the second half. Get full football score of Brazil vs Spain, FIFA U-17 World Cup, here. (GERMANY vs COSTA RICA FULL SCORE)
7:00 PM IST: That’s all from our side, thank you so much for joining us!
6:55 PM IST: Full-time: Brazil 2-1 Spain. Brazil’s relentlessness in attack pays off as they win the game 2-1 and go top of Group D.
6:48 PM IST: Jose Lara gets booked for simulation. That was a bad dive right there.
6:45 PM IST: ALMOST! Brazil looked likely to score but a poor cross is gleefully gobbled up by keeper Alvaro Fernandez.
6:38 PM IST: Both teams looking for a goal here. Any goal from either side at this juncture of the game will be a game-changer.
6:32 PM IST: Sergio Gomez is replaced by Pedro Ruiz for Spain.
6:30 PM IST: GOAL... disallowed! Brazil so nearly went 3-1 up there.
6:29 PM IST: Brenner is replaced by Vitinho for Brazil.
6:26 PM IST: With Spain on the attack, the crowd tries to egg on the Brazil team with a few cheers and claps.
6:22 PM IST: Matheus Stockl replaces Lucas Halter for Brazil.
6:21 PM IST: Yellow card to Alan for bringing down Spain’s Victor Chust Garcia
6:20 PM IST: Alan Souza carves out space for a shot, but doesn’t manage to take it in time. Abel Ruiz runs through the right flank in a Spain counter and his shot from a narrow angle is saved by Brazao.
6:18 PM IST: Rodrigo Guth replaces Victor Bobsin for Brazil.
6:16 PM IST: Jose Lara replaces Alvaro Garcia for Spain.
6:13 PM IST: Spain continue their search for an equaliser. Setgio Gomez’s corner is kept out for another corner. They then earn yet another corner after a cross is headed out. One more corner or Spain, and Sergio Gomez’s left-footed effort is acrobatically saved by Brazao. Spain on the attack here!
6:09 PM IST: Spain earn a corner early on. It’s headed away by Wesley.
6:04 PM IST: Brazil and Spain players have emerged from the tunnels, and the second half is underway!
6:00 PM IST: Update on the first goal: FIFA has given Spain’s goal as a Wesley own goal. Looked like Moukhliss got a touch though.
5:48 PM IST: And the halftime whistle is blown almost immediately after the goal. What a turnaround by Brazil! They trailed early but have scored twice to enter the break with the lead. Can Spain make a comeback in the second half? We’ll find out in 15 minutes.
5:46 PM IST: GOAL! Paulinho scores for Brazil.
5:45 PM IST: Spain’s Moukhliss goes down to the ground clutching his ankle while challenging Brazil’s Wesley. Thankfully, he’s back up after a few seconds.
5:43 PM IST: Lincoln’s pace sees him reach Spain GK’s attempted clearance. But it only goes for a throw-in.
5:41 PM IST: Marcos crosses from the right for Brazil, but yet again, it’s too deep, and is cleared by the Spanish backline.
5:37 PM IST: Ferran Torres of Spain drifts in from the right flank, evades two defenders and shoots from outside the box. His effort is just wide of the goal.
5:34 PM IST: Oh oh... Spain defender Jaume Mateu walks off injured. He is replaced by Victor Perea.
5:33 PM IST: Marcos Antonio’s cross is too deep. Both teams head for a drinks break at the half-hour mark.
5:30 PM IST: Tempo of the game has gone down a bit. Both teams seem keen to not concede before the half-time whistle.
5:26 PM IST: GOAL! Brazil are level. Alan Souza cuts back from the left, Lincoln fails to connect from the pass, which is parried away by Spain GK Alvaro. This time the ball falls at Lincoln’s feet, who calmly finishes it off.
5:24 PM IST: Wesley’s attempted cross goes dangerously over Spain’s goal.
5:22 PM IST: Brazil’s Alan shoots from a very tight angle. It’s saved by Alvaro at the near post.
5:19 PM IST: Brenner shoots from long range, and it’s not very wide from the goal. Brazil turning the screw, but Spain very well organised.
5:17 PM IST: Paulinho’s shot from outside the box is parried towards Lincoln by Spain GK Alvaro. Lincoln fails to get a hold of tthe ball and puts it wide, but he is flagged offside anyway.
5:14 PM IST: Lucas and Vitao, Brazil’s center backs, have gone well inside Spain’s half during a few of their attacks. Spain’s Abel Ruiz standing near the centre line to try and counter.
5:10 PM IST: Brazil’s high defensive line sees Abel Ruiz flagged offside after being put through towards the goal by Moukhliss. Spain looking very lively at the moment.
5:08 PM IST: Brazil immediately push forward with a very high defensive line after the goal. Both centre backs Lucas and Vitao standing at the centre line.
5:06 PM IST: GOAL! Spain’s Mohamed Moukhliss taps in from close range after a low cross from Ferran Torres. Spain take an early lead here.
5:04 PM IST: Brazil GK Brazao pulls off a save from Abel Ruiz, who was put through on goal by Ferran Torres.
5:00 PM IST: Loud cheers as Lincoln kicks off the match for Brazil. Spain playing a very high defensive line early on.
4:58 PM IST: Brazil fans vastly outnumbering the ones supporting Spain. Stands still filling in minutes before kick off.
4:45 PM IST: Brazil starting XI: Gabriel Brazao (GK), Wesley, Vitao (C), Lucas Halter, Victor Bobsin, Weverson, Paulinho, Marcos Antonio, Lincoln, Alan, Brenner.
Spain starting XI: Alvaro Fernandez (GK), Jaume Mateu, Hugo Guillamon, Victor Chust Garcia, Ferran Torres, Mohamed Moukhliss, Abel Ruiz (C), Sergio Gomez, Alvaro Garcia, Diego Pampin, Carlos Beitia.
4:40 PM IST: Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Group D match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup between Brazil and Spain.
The enthusiasm for the opening match in Kochi has been evident from the fact that tickets for the game had been sold out last week, although the stadium’s capacity has been reduced from 41,000 to 29,000 due to security reasons.
With both sides being the pre-tournament favourites for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, them being drawn in the same group makes things much more interesting.