In one of the best games of the tournament so far, England beat Brazil 2-1 in their Group B clash at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Korea 2007. The eagerly awaited showdown, played out at the spectacular Goyang Stadium on Friday 24 August, saw England win the group and their South American opponents join them in the next round as runners-up.
The first half began with both teams enjoying spells of possession, but with chances few and far between for either side. Brazil gradually began to dominate and went ahead with an extraordinary free-kick from Tales on 19 minutes that was reminiscent of Ronaldinho's famous goal against David Seaman in the Brazil-England quarter-final at Korea/Japan 2002.
Just when it seemed the Auriverde would take their lead in at the break, England got back on terms with well-placed penalty from Henri Lansbury. The second half provided chances for both sides, most notably when Lulinha had his penalty superbly saved by keeper Alex Smithies. Then, just as the fans were waiting for the final whistle, defender Jordan Spence gave the Europeans all three points with a clever finish.