U-17 World Cup: Brazil, Ghana reach quarters

Brazil U-17 World Cup

Brazil and Ghana became the final two teams to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Under-17 World Cup in India on Wednesday.

Brazil booked a date with Germany in the last-eight after cruising to a 3-0 victory over Honduras at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the last-16.

Jose Valladares’ side had progressed from the group stages as one of the best third-placed finishers, but their journey ended at the next hurdle as the Brazilians maintained their perfect record in India 2017.

Brenner (11′, 56′) scored in the early stages of both halves, with a goal in between from Marcos Antonio helping Carlos Amadeu’s youngsters claim a fourth straight win.

Meanwhile, Ghana saw off West African rivals Niger 2-0 at the DY Patil Stadium to set up another meeting with another team from the continent in Mali.

Goals at the end of either half did the job for the Black Starlets, with a 45th-minute penalty from Eric Ayiah giving them the lead before Richard Danso sealed their passage in the final minute.

The only blemish for Paa Kwasi Fabin’s side in the competition thus far was a 1-0 defeat to the United States in the group stages, having won the other three games.

Wednesday’s U17 World Cup results:

Ghana U17 2-0 Niger U17
Brazil U17 3-0 Honduras U17