The Young Lions were too good for the Brazilians as the Selecao were dumped out of the tournament after losing by 3 – 1.
England have surged into the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup final following a comprehensive 3-1 win over one of the pre-tournament favourites Brazil at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster was the star of the evening for the Young Lions with a sensational hat-trick (10′, 39′, 77′) while right-back Wesley (21′) scored Brazil’s lone goal.
England drew first blood in the 10th minute, somewhat against the run of play. Rhian Brewster was found in space behind the defenders in the box by a teasing cross from Hudson-Odoi and his initial shot was blocked by the Brazilian goalkeeper. However, he reacted well to turn the rebound in.
But the equalising goal did come from Brazil in the 21st minute through Wesley. Following a neat give-and-go with Wesley, Paulinho’s powerful shot at goal was blocked by English custodian Curtis Anderson. But he failed to gather the ball properly and Wesley, following up, knocked it in.
Brewster restored England’s lead in the 39th minute after latching on to Sessegnon’s cut back from the byline and smashing it in off the post.
Brazil’s hopes were then dashed well and truly by Brewster in the 77th minute by bagging his seventh goal of the tournament. The forward completed his hat-trick after timing his run to perfection to meet Emile Smith Rowe’s low cross and turn it in past a hapless Brazilians.