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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Wayne Rooney congratulates England on winning title

England scripted an epic comeback as they went from 0-2 down to beat Spain 5-2 and as a result went on to win the U17 World Cup in Kolkata.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 29, 2017 2:06:58 pm
England players lift manager Steve Cooper after winning the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. (Source: Reuters)

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.

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.

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