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Brazil stamp their authority ahead of Germany showdown

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It seems unfair to reduce Brazilian football to the sum of its numbers. Yet, in the absence of ways to quantify finesse and emotion that the Selecao bring to international sport, bland numbers will have to suffice. At the end of play, the scoreline read 3-0 in favour of Brazil against Honduras in their round of 16 match of the Under-17 World Cup in Kochi. The South Americans had 72% of possession and completed 787 passes to 251 by their opponents. By any standard, this was a blowout. 

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U-17 WC pre-quarters: Who, where and what

Ghana's Eric Ayiah (No. 6) celebrates a goal with his coach during the match against India in New Delhi.
Ghana's Eric Ayiah (No. 6) celebrates a goal with his coach during the match against India in New Delhi.

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. 

October 18

Match 7: Ghana vs. Niger - 5pm, Mumbai

Ghana showed India how ruthless they can be. Fast and direct in attack, compact...

France thrash Honduras, remain unbeaten

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France rallied from a goal down to hand a 5-1 drubbing to Honduras and qualify for the round of 16 as group toppers in the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Guwahati on Saturday.

France had already booked a Round of 16 berth before the game but they now go into the knockout stages with an all-win record in Group E.

They will now face Group D runners-up Spain -- European U-17 winners -- in Guwahati on October 17.

Despite the loss, Honduras also qualified for the knockouts...

Honduras thrash New Caledonia for biggest WC win

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Carlos Mejia's two goals sent Honduras on their way to their biggest win at the Under-17 World Cup

Honduras pumped in five goals without reply against tournament debutants New Caledonia to record an emphatic win in their second group game of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

Carlos Mejia and Patrick Palacios struck twice each while Joshua Canales scored the other goal in the Group E match.

Honduras, who had lost to Japan 1-6 in their campaign opener, now have three points from today's win and they are still contention for a knockout berth. They play against France on October 14 in their final group...

Clinical Japan put Honduras to the sword

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Keito Nakamura wrote his name into the history books, with the first hat-trick of the 2017 Under-17 World Cup, helping Japan start their campaign with a 6-1 win against Honduras.

The Mitsubishi Yowa FC winger became the second Asian player to score a hat-trick at the U-17 World Cup, the first since Khaled Jasem of Bahrain in 1989, and the 32nd overall. Nakamura's flawless performance in the first half - three goals and an assist - put what had looked like a tight contest in the first 20 minutes,...