Germany produced a combination of sublime skills and brute power, exposing Colombia's defensive frailties with a 4-0 victory in the round of 16 to book a place in the last eight of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, in Delhi on Monday.
Captain and star striker Jann-Fiete Arp (7' and 65") struck twice, while Yann Bisseck (39') and John Yeboah (49') scored a goal each to help Germany reach the quarterfinals.
Germany, whose best show in the tournament has been a runners-up finish back in the first edition...
After nine days and an impressive ratio of 3.5 goals per match, the group stages of the U17 World Cup are over and it's time to get serious with some knockout football. From here, matches tied at full time will go straight to penalties.
The tournament hasn't been set ablaze so far and perhaps this is the time for real heroes. This is how the matchups look like.
Match 7: Ghana vs. Niger - 5pm, Mumbai
Ghana showed India how ruthless they can be. Fast and direct in attack, compact...
Colombia produced their best game when it mattered as they beat the United States 3-1 to qualify for the round of 16 at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, in Navi Mumbai on Thursday.
The U.S. finished third in Group A and also qualified for the knockouts as one of the four best third-placed teams of the tournament, with Ghana topping the group after beating India and Colombia taking second place.
Needing a win, Colombia scored through Juan Vidal (3rd minute), Juan Penaloza (67th) and Dieber Caicedo...