The England under-17 side became world champions in a thrilling contest at Kolkata on Saturday. Phil Foden and Rhian Brewster were the stars of the day as the Young Lions cruised to a 5-2 win over Spain. Despite having a poor start to the game and going down 2-0 in the first half of the game, England kept coming back with the likes of Foden and Hudson-Odoi providing the impetus. LAter on, a truly special second-half performance from England in the second saw them lift the title for the first time and leave Twitterati in a frenzy. Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter.
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) 28 October 2017
Well done City and well done young England on becoming World Champions. Joel and Phil get yourselves home, we’ve got a game on Wednesday!
— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) 28 October 2017
Oh my god England V Spain England incredible! pic.twitter.com/zoFt3VHMLk
— Sol Campbell (@SolManOfficial) 28 October 2017
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) 28 October 2017
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) 28 October 2017
Meanwhile, for India as a host there was much cause for excitement as the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India becomes most attended in event’s history.