- Mohammed Dawood has scored three of four Iraqi goals in India
- Chile have conceded seven goals in two matches and scored none
- Iraq face England in Kolkata, Chile take on Mexico in Guwahati in final group games
Impressive forward Mohammed Dawood scored a goal in each half to power Iraq past Chile 3-0 in Group F at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.
The Iraqis are now well-placed to advance with four points from two matches after an opening 1-1 draw with Mexico. England top the group with six points, while El Tri sit one above Chile, who have yet to get off the mark or score a goal so far in India.
Dawood opened his account in the sixth minute, showing determination and quickness to control a rebound from his own shot before bursting past two defenders. His effort from a tight angle picked up a deflection on the way through, leaving goalkeeper Rodrigo Cancino with no chance.
The second goal was sheer class, seeing Dawood’s free-kick from a just outside the box curl around the wall and into the net. He could have completed his hat-trick following on from a Chilean own goal, but for a fine save by Cancino to repel his penalty in second-half stoppage time.