U-17 World Cup wrap: England hold on v. Mexico; France advance (video)


Two more teams booked their spot in the Round of 16 at the 2017 U-17 World Cup in India on Wednesday.

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England’s exciting young side were given a fright by Mexico, while France held off Japan to advance.

Below you will find videos and a roundup of the action, while you can click on the link above to watch every game from the U-17 World Cup live via Telemundo.

Group E

France 2-1 Japan

Amine Gouiri scored twice for France and Taishei Miyashiro’s penalty kick wasn’t enough to grab Japan a point as the French youngsters sealed their spot in the last 16. Japan do face bottom side New Caledonia in the final game of the group stage so they are well set to advance.

Honduras 5-0 New Caledonia

Another humbling for New Caledonia who have now conceded 12 goals in two games at the World Cup. Honduras go into their final group game against France with a decent chance to advance as either runners up or as one of the best third-place teams.

Group F

England 3-2 Mexico City

The Three Lions looked to be cruising to a comfortable victory in Kolkata after going 3-0 up but Mexico fought back and made it very interesting with less than 20 minutes to go. Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster opened the scoring with a fine free kick, while Man City’s Phil Foden scored a fine goal and Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho tucked home a penalty kick (his third goal of the tournament) with England flying before the hour mark. Mexico made it interesting with two goals from Diego Lainez but England held on and will advance to the Round of 16. Mexico must beat Chile in their final group game to have any chance of making the knockout rounds.

Iraq 3-0 Chile

Iraq is well-placed to join England in the last 16 as they beat South Americans Chile 3-0 with Mohamed Dawood scoring twice and an own goal handing them victory. They are now on four points, while Chile have lost both their opening games and have conceded seven goals in the process.