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2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Wrap (Matchday 8): West African Teams Suffer Contrasting Fortunes

first_imgMatchday 9 Fixtures:Group EFrance vs. HondurasJapan vs. New CaledoniaGroup FEngland vs. IraqMexico vs. ChileRelatedFIFA U-17 World Cup Wrap: Ghana, Mali Secure Second Round SpotsOctober 12, 2017In “FIFA”2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup (Matchday 5 Wrap): Iran, Brazil Secure 2nd Round BerthOctober 10, 2017In “FIFA”2017 FIFA World Cup Wrap: Nigerian Player Stuns GhanaOctober 10, 2017In “FIFA” West African sides Guinea and Niger Republic suffered contrasting fortunes amidst respective defeats on Matchday 8 at the 2017 FIFA u-17 world cup in India.Guinea were beaten 3-1 by Germany in their final game in Group C and didn’t make it to the next round after missing out on the best third-placed finish spots. Jann-Fiete Arp scored the opening goal for the Germans before Ibrahima Soumah netted his 2nd goal of the tournament to level proceedings for his Guinean side. Nicolas Kuhn and Sahverdi Cetin thereafter scored for Germany to seal a 3-1 win.In the other game in Group C, Iran showed their supremacy once again following the 3-0 thrashing of Costa Rica thereby maintaining their 100% record at the tournament.Another West African side in Niger Republic however made it to the second round after finishing in one of the best third-placed spots despite a 2-0 loss to favourites Brazil in Group D. Lincoln netted the opener for his 3rd strike of the tournament before Sao Paulo forward Brenner completed the win to make it 3 victories from 3 games for the Brazilians.In Group D’s other game, Spain also defeated North Korea by the same 2-0 scoreline through goals from Moha and Cesar, who has now scored 2 goals.Group CCosta Rica 0-3 IranGuinea 1-3 GermanyStandingsIran 9 pointsGermany 6 pointsGuinea 1 pointCosta Rica 1 pointGroup DSpain 2-0 North KoreaNiger Republic 0-2 BrazilStandingsBrazil 9 pointsSpain 6 pointsNiger Republic 3 pointsNorth Korea 0 pointlast_img

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