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Australia's Ryan Teague challenges for the ball in the Joeys' 2-1 loss to Ecuador.

Australia will face France in their FIFA Under-17 World Cup round of 16 clash on Wednesday in Goiania, Brazil.

The Joeys secured a place in the knockout stage with a 2-1 victory over Nigeria at the Estadio Bezerrao in Brasilia to finishing third in Group B behind the Africans and Ecuador.

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France topped Group C with three wins against Korea Republic, Chile and Haiti.

The Joeys...

United States ends worst-ever showing at Under-17 World Cup with 4-0 loss to Netherlands

Ajax full-back Sergino Dest announces he has decided to play for the United States over the Netherlands.

The United States failed to advance past the group stage at the Under-17 World Cup for the second time in three tournaments, losing to the Netherlands 4-0 on Saturday night at Goiania, Brazil.

Sontje Hansen scored in the 42nd and 51st minutes, and the Dutch got late goals from Mohamed Taabouni in the 70th and Jayden Braaf in the 86th.

The Americans finished with a draw, two losses and a minus-7 goal difference, their worst at the FIFA Under-17 event, topping their minus-5 in 2001. The U.S....

FIFA U17 World Cup: African Wonderkids who never realised their potential

The FIFA Under-17 World Cup presents an ideal opportunity for football fans to catch a first glimpse of the superstars of tomorrow, with the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Toni Kroos and John Obi Mikel all announcing themselves at the tournament before achieving success at the highest levels of the game.

However, for every Mikel, who enjoyed a decade at Chelsea after emerging at Finland 2003, there have been plenty of other prospects who burned brightly at U-17 level, but failed to translate that early...