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FIFA U-17 World Cup

Brazil see off Honduras to reach last eight

  • Brazil cruise into the quarter-finals at India 2017
  • Brenner with two goals for the South American champions
  • A Seleção face Germany in Kolkata on Sunday

    Two goals by Brenner helped Brazil into the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 after a 3-0 victory over Honduras in Kochi on Wednesday evening. The result sets up a mouth-watering tie with Germany in the last eight in Kolkata on Sunday.

    It was the South American champions that gained control of the contest from the kick-off, with Brenner finishing off a flowing move when he knocked home Alan’s low cross in the Honduras six-yard box.

    Despite that early goal, the central Americans gave Brazil something to think about when Luis Palma hammered a close-range shot off the near post on 33 minutes.

    A Seleção then took further command of the match with a second goal just before the break, as Marcos Antonio took Paulinho’s fine through-ball and slotted a first-time finish past Honduras goalkeeper Alex Rivera.

    Brazil further extended their lead through a second goal from Brenner on 56 minutes. The Sao Paulo striker was in the right spot to knock home a loose ball for his third goal of the competition. They also claimed a third-straight clean sheet at India 2017 after Honduras striker Carlos Mejia saw his long-range effort hit the post in the second half.

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