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U 17 Football World Cup: Next Title for Brazil – Football

The Brazilian junior celebrates the world title. Photo: AFP / Miguel Schincariol

In overtime, under-17 Brazil won the World Cup title in their own country. The German selection was just a spectator at the tournament – the experts know why.

Gama – Brazilian junior football took the advantage and won the U-17 World Championship title for the fourth time. In a dramatic final, little Selecao beat Mexico 2-1 (0-0). Bryan Gonzalez's goal in the 66th minute by the Mexicans was to score the goals of Kaio Jorge (84th / penalty) and Lazaro's acclaimed Jokertor in injury time.

In the small final, France defeated the Netherlands with the triple goal Arnaud Kalimuendo 3: 1 (1: 1). The offspring of the reigning world champion had previously lost in the semifinal by a 2-0 lead over Brazil, while Lazaro also played the role of Joker as the host with his goal of 3: 2 at the 89th minute of the final.

The DFB is lagging far behind in the younger generation

Germany did not win any of the five European tickets to the 24-team World Cup at the European Championships in May in Ireland. "We miss the street footballers," said Michael Feichtenbeiner, retired DFB coach, in an interview with our editors. Sven Mislintat, VfB's sports director, recently criticized the young German talent.

Even the best player of the tournament comes from Brazil

The Brazilian Gabriel Veron received the Golden Ball of the best player of the World Cup ahead of Adil Aouchiche (France) and Eugenio Pizzuto (Mexico). Sontje Hansen (Netherlands) received the Golden Shoe as top scorer with six goals, while Matheus Donelli of Brazil was the best goalkeeper.

Brazil had already won the title in 1997, 1999 and 2003. The record is Nigeria with five wins. Germany achieved its best performance at the first edition in 1985, while she was still standing in the under-16 tournament, coached by the Horst Köppel team in China in the defeated final by Nigeria.