FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019™

FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019™

26 October - 17 November

FIFA U-17 World Cup

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.

Brazil

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

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.

Up next

29 October

Group A
Angola-Canada (Brasilia/Gama, 17:00 local time)
Brazil-New Zealand (Brasilia/Gama, 20:00 local time)

See also

Brazil 2019: Group Standings

Explore this topic

Recommended Stories

Players of Nigeria celebrate their 3rd goal during the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 Group B match against Hungary

FIFA U-17 World Cup

Nigeria storm back to top Hungary

26 Oct 2019

Kaká visits the Home of FIFA in Zurich

FIFA U-17 World Cup

Kaka: U-17 stars have a unique opportunity

23 Oct 2019

Estádio Bezerrão

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019

Estadio Bezerrao

05 Jul 2019