Liverpool youngster nets hat-trick to send England into Under-17 World Cup final against Spain


Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster scored his second straight hat-trick to give England a 3-1 victory over Brazil and set up an Under-17 World Cup final against Spain in Kolkata.

Spain ended Mali's hopes of back-to-back finals with a 3-1 win in the other semi-final, played in Mumbai.

Saturday's showdown between England and Spain will be a repeat of the Under-17 European Championship final in May, which Spain won in a penalty shootout.

Brewster, who bagged a hat trick against the United States in the quarter-finals, scored his first goal in the 10th minute.

He became the leading scorer in the tournament just before halftime with his sixth goal and completed his hat-trick 13 minutes from time.

Wesley scored Brazil's lone goal in the 21st minute.

Spain captain Abel Ruiz scored twice, including a first-half penalty, while Ferran Torres scored in the 71st minute.

Mali's consolation goal came through Lassana N'Diaye.


Source AAP