Hosts Brazil breeze to opening day win
Hosts outpaced Canada 4-1 in Brasilia
Seleção No10 Peglow netted a brace
Brazil stake their claim as Group A favourites
FIFA U-17 World Cup hosts Brazil did not disappoint the home crowd in their Group A opener, soaring to a 4-1 win against Canada at the Estadio Bezerrão in Brasilia on Saturday night. Playmaker Peglow's two goals led the charge, with midfielder Veron chipping in a goal and an assist.
A Seleção enjoyed the majority of possession throughout the match and took command on the scoreboard in the 17th minute through Peglow. Kobe Franklin's own goal gave Brazil a formidable 2-0 lead seconds from half time. Midfielders Veron and Daniel Cabral were also standout performers, with the former finding the back of the net in the 56th minute, ten minutes after Peglow completed his brace.
Canada's defence proved a sturdy test early on for the Brazilians, with goalkeeper Marc Kouadio making several deft saves. Canada's No1 was their top player, keeping the hosts at bay for much of the first half. Substitute No9 Jacen Russell-Rowe's 86th-minute strike offered a late positive moment for the Canadians.
Group A [[flag-ang-xs]] Angola-Canada [[flag-can-xs]] (Brasilia/Gama, 17:00 local time) [[flag-bra-xs]] Brazil-New Zealand [[flag-nzl-xs]] (Brasilia/Gama, 20:00 local time)
Brazil 2019: BRA - CAN
Yan Couto of Brazil struggles for the ball with Jayden Nelson of Canada
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Players of Brazil celebrate the victory after the FIFA U-17 Men's World Cup Brazil 2019 group A match against Canada
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