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24/10/2009
3:2 (1:1)
  • GUILHERME (26')
  • NEYMAR (67')
  • WELLINGTON (90'+4)
  • Yoshiaki TAKAGI (35')
  • Kenyu SUGIMOTO (84')

Summary

Brazil edge unlucky Japan
Three-time U-17 champions Brazil needed a late winner deep into injury time to overcome a gallant Japan in an exciting Group B opener in Lagos. More »

Line-up

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Substitute(s)

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Coaches

Luiz NIZZO (BRA)
(JPN) Yutaka IKEUCHI

Officials

Referee: Howard WEBB (ENG)Assistant Referee 1: Darren CANN (ENG)Assistant Referee 2: Michael MULLARKEY (ENG)Fourth official: Tom OVREBO (NOR)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 12)


Latest Comments:
Harukimaki
10/11/2009 at 16:16
Harukimaki (Japan)
shhhhh
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Nizzam
26/10/2009 at 22:34
Nizzam (Malaysia)
In any matches, tournament, types of football (beach, futsal, field), no other nation can match the quality and skill of brazil players. Be it the senior, Under 20 or Under 17. Even sometimes, when I watch my fav club Man Utd play, an Under 17 Brazil player have better skills than a senior ManU player. Brazil will always be a favorite in any tournament. No other team, nation can match them. When, Brazil does not win in any tournament, they lost it. Its not that the other team who won it was better.
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sethoooo
25/10/2009 at 21:10
sethoooo (England)
Brazil is the team to beat in this tournament. It is sad Ghana is not in this tournament
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Statistics

20Shots13
3Corner kicks2
1Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
53%Possession (%)47%
  • The Brazil squad pose for a team photograph during the FIFA U17 World Cup Nigeria 209
  • Coutinho of Brazil in action during the FIFA U17 World Cup
  • Jun Kamita of Japan punches his the ball into his own net
  • Head coach of Brazil Luiz Nizzo gives instructions
  • Yuma Hiroki of Japan holds off Zezinho of Brazil
  • Head coach of Japan Yatuka Ileuchi looks on during the FIFA U17 World

"First of all I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the Nigerian people for the lovely way they've been treating us every day. As for the game, I thought it was superb. It was like a tennis match at times, with both sides going for it ball for ball. Japan are an excellent side who play a very fast game and because of that they were better able to adapt to the speed of the pitch." Luiz Nizzo, Brazil coach