The United States now knows it’ll have to take down England’s best to get to the semifinals of the U-17 World Cup in India.
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England, don’t laugh, won in penalty kicks after a scoreless match with Japan, advancing to meet the Baby Yanks.
England 0-0 (5-3, PKs) Japan
There wasn’t a single miss amongst the England shooters, as Rhian Brewster (Liverpool), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Phil Foden (Man City), Nya Kirby (Crystal Palace), and Curtis Anderson (Man City) converted from the spot to set up a date against the U.S.
Mali 5-1 Iraq
Lassana Ndiaye scored twice to join France’s Amine Gouiri atop the goal scoring list for the tournament as Mali advances to face the winner of Ghana vs. Niger.
France 1-2 Spain
Barcelona prospects Juan Miranda and Abel Ruiz get the better of France to set up a date with high-flying Iran.
Iran 2-1 Mexico
Iran conceded for just the second time in the tournament, but not before Mohammad Sharifi and Allahyar Sayyad (both of Iranian club Saifa) made it 2-0 by the 11th minute.