Brazil stun Germany late; Spain cruise into semifinals of U17 World Cup
KOLKATA, India -- Brazil scored twice in a six-minute span in the second half to beat Germany 2-1 Sunday in the quarterfinals of the Under-17 World Cup in India.
Substitute Weverson levelled the score with a powerful strike in the 71st minute before Paulinho's strong finish in the 77th earned Brazil a semifinal place against England.
Germany looked on top in the first half -- despite a passionate crowd of 66,613 backing Brazil -- and opened the scoring in the 21st minute. Jann-Fiete Arp converted a penalty kick after John Yeboah was tripped by Lucas Halter in the box.
Earlier at Kochi, Spain set up their semifinal against Mali with a 3-1 win over Iran.
The European champions dominated as Abel Ruiz drove past goalkeeper Ali Gholam Zadeh in the 13th minute.
Sergio Gomez then made it 2-0 on the hour mark, when Ferran Torres brilliantly set him up to score with a long-distance strike. Torres sealed the match seven minutes later by converting Mohamed Moukliss' low cross.
Saeid Karimi got the consolation goal for Iran in the 69th.