FIFA U-17 World Cup, Brazil vs Mali, full football score: BRA 2 MLI 0

Brazil defeated Mali 2-0 in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup third-place playoff in Kolkata on Saturday. Alan and Yuri Alberto were the scorers for Brazil. Follow full football score of Brazil vs Mali here.

fifa u17 world cup 2017 Updated: Oct 28, 2017 18:56 IST
Sayan Ghosh
Sayan Ghosh
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Brazil defeated Mali in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup third-place playoff at Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium on Saturday. Get full football score and live updates of Brazil vs Mali here.(HT Photo)

Brazil finished third in the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the second time in their history after defeating Mali 2-0 on Saturday. Mali were the more dominant side, but a horrible mistake by keeper Youssouf Koita allowed Alan to hand Brazil the lead. It was all Brazil after that and a composed finish by Yuri Alberto towards the end of the game clinched the match for the Selecao. Three-time winners Brazil were off a brilliant start in the tournament but a sensational hattrick by England striker Rhian Brewster handed them a heavy defeat in the semifinals. Mali were also completely outplayed by Spain and thanks to a brace by FC Barcelona striker Abel Ruiz, ‘La Roja’ reached the final of the competition for the fourth time in their history. Follow full football score of Brazil vs Mali, FIFA U-17 World Cup here. (HISTORY | ALL THE RESULTS)

6:55 PM IST: Both teams thank the crowd and get back a lot of love in return.

6:53 PM IST: The Salt Lake stadium gives Brazil a rousing send-off after football that was anything but like the Samba.

6:50 PM IST: That’s it! Brazil beat Mali 2-0 to clinch the 3rd spot.

6:49 PM IST: It has been a tough outing for Brazao, but the Brazil keeper has performed brilliantly.

6:47 PM IST: Rumours doing rounds that scalpers have been nabbed by the police here on Saturday for selling tickets on the black market. If true, this is the second time this would have happened in Kolkata in this World Cup.

6:45 PM IST: 2-0 by Yuri Alberto and he strikes a Christ the Redeemer pose.

6:44 PM IST: Yuri Alberto makes it 2-0 for Brazil!

6:42 PM IST: This edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup is officially the most-watched in the history of the tournament.

6:40 PM IST: Chance for Mahamane Toure but the header was off target.

6:38 PM IST: That’s the end of the game for Salam Jiddou as he is replaced by another offensive player.

6:35 PM IST: Wesley looked to be in a spot of bother, but he is up and running once again.

6:33 PM IST: 56,422 present for the third place match. Number will grow by 10,000 or so as the evening goes on.

6:31 PM IST: Final change for Brazil as Yuri Alberto replaces Lincoln.

6:28 PM IST: First change for Mali - Cheick Oumar Doucoure replaces Mamadou Samake.

6:26 PM IST: Solid effort by Mohamed Camara, but the shot was agonisingly wide of the target.

6:25 PM IST: Slow build-up play by Brazil as they are looking quite dangerous after getting the first goal.

6:24 PM IST: Yellow card for Rodrigo Nestor!

6:22 PM IST: Ndiaye puts in a nice header which was dipping at the right time but Brazao parries it to avert the danger.

6:19 PM IST: Substitution for Brazil - Rodrigo Nestor replaces Alan.

6:16 PM IST: Seems like the wake-up call Brazil needed. And the stadium too. They are roaring the Brazilians on now.

6:15 PM IST: Paulinho to Brenner but the latter fails to hit the target.

6:13 PM IST: And what can you say about that! Clanger of the World Cup, a la Robert Green?

6:12 PM IST: What a blooper by Mali goalie Koita!! Alan scores the opener as Brazil lead 1-0.

6:11 PM IST: Poor shooting from Brenner, just not happening in the front third for Brazil.

6:08 PM IST: Substitution for Brazil - RODRIGO GUTH (in) comes off the bench to replace VICTOR BOBSIN.

6:07 PM IST: Chance of strategy by Mali as they went for a shot corner. But, the result remains the same!

6:04 PM IST: Chance for Mali! Drame drilled the ball into the final third, but N’diaye was unable to finish the tap in.

6:01 PM IST: The second half action is underway!

5:45 PM IST: Goalless at half-time but Mali look the first among equals. Brazil struggling with deliveries in front third and gradually have had errors creeping at the back. 0-0 in Kolkata.

5:44 PM IST: Brazil concede another corner-kick. They sure are keeping the statistians busy. And Mali keep showing that they aren’t good at making set-pieces count..

5:42 PM IST: 5th corner for Mali and the long range effort by Drame forced Brazao to complete a good save.

5:39 PM IST: Another corner, another miss. Mali players have not connected with a single corner till now and that has been a huge letdown for the African champions.

5:37 PM IST: There have been very few fouls in this game till now with both sides looking to avoid aerial duels. Short passes have been the preferred mode of gameplay for both sides.

5:33 PM IST: Another corner for Mali, but still no goal. The strikers have been unable to reach the crosses and as a result, Brazilian defenders are having an easy outing till now.

5:31 PM IST: Jiddou has truly been the star for Mali till now. He is controlling the game for his side and on occasions, he seemed quite dangerous in front of the goal.

5:28 PM IST: Now, a good chance for Brazil but Paulinho’s first touch lets him down when Brazil needed it most.

5:26 PM IST: Mohammed Camara missed a brilliant chance. He was provided a good ball by Salam Jiddou but his finishing was really not up to the mark. Brazil 0 Mali 0

5:23 PM IST: And doing what Paulinho is doing for Brazil is Mali’s Salam Jiddou. Head full of noodles, he just doesn’t stand out for that!

5:21 PM IST: First corner of the match after Brazao drops a ‘catch.’

5:20 PM IST: Freekick for Mali from a dangerous position. It was a powerful shot and although the Brazilian goalkeeper was not quite comfortable, the ball was guided away from goal.

5:18 PM IST: The Mali players are playing small passes among themselves, but the final ball has been quite poor.

5:15 PM IST: A good chance for Marcus Antonio, but the shot was wide of the target.

5:14 PM IST: Paulinho seems to be everywhere. At the heart of every Brazil move so far.

5:10 PM IST: Mali’s love for long-range efforts are clear once again as they have already attempted it thrice. However, the match remains goalless.

5:07 PM IST: Corner for Brazil. Lincoln went for an acrobatic effort, but the shot was too weak.

5:04 PM IST: A close chance for Mali but no one was there at the end of the cross. Brazil 0 Mali 0

5:00 PM IST: The match is underway!

4:59 PM IST: And the first thing Brazil do before kickoff is say ‘Obrigado’ to the fans in Salt Lake. To that ‘Thank You’ mesage from Brazil, the Salt Lake stadium roars in approval.

4:56 PM IST: Later in the day, Spain will take on England in the first ever all-European FIFA U-17 World Cup final.

4:54 PM IST: The two teams are out in the middle and it’s time for the national anthems.

4:53 PM IST: The stadium is completely packed and the spectators are surely expecting exciting football from both the sides.

4:47 PM IST: Runners-up in 2015, this is the first time Mali are playing for the third place. Thrice winners Brazil have done that twice before, winning in 1985 and losing to Germany in 2011.

4:44 PM IST: The only time Brazil and Mali have played in an under-17 World Cup was in New Zealand in 1999. The match ended 0-0. Tonight, we are going to get a winner.

4:39 PM IST: Speaking after him, Brazil coach Carlos Amadeu had said: Let’s not forget we are working at developing these players. So getting seven games in a World Cup is much better than four or five. Of course, we would have loved to play the final but don’t forget, every time players wear the yellow T-shirt they represent a country.

4:37 PM IST: Brazil and Mali have put out first teams for this minor placings match. There is after all a podium berth to fight for, Mali coach Jonas Komla had said on Friday.

4:32 PM IST: Here’s our preview discussion ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup final.

4:30 PM IST: Hello and welcome to the 3rd place playoff between Brazil and Mali.

Brazil have depended mainly on their link-up play to create chances for the strikers and on Saturday, they will once again depend on forwards Paulinho and Lincoln to control the game.

Mali, on the other hand, are well known for their pace and considering the form of both their strikers (Lasanna Ndiaye and Djemoussa Traore), the African heavyweights will not be an easy opponent.

First Published: Oct 28, 2017 16:09 IST