USA and Germany both have taken a stride forward to glory as they have advanced to the Quarter finals of the U17 World Cup held in India after convincing wins over Paraguay and Colombia respectively.
Hat trick hero Timothy Weah, son of George Weah
Germany advanced to the quarter finals after a crushing victory over the Colombian colts as the South Americans were demolished 4-0 in the hand of the Germans. Jann Arp opened the scoring and defender Yann Bisseck doubled the lead before half time. Zamora scored five minutes after the break to make the lead formidable and Arp added his second to put the result beyond doubt. The Colombians were not so good in their group stage also as they escaped a narrow victory against host nation India. Germany young guns have been superb so far in this world cup and now they await for their oppositions for Quarter finals, which will be either Brazil or Honduras.
Colombia vs Germany Highlights:
In the other match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi, USA came away 5-0 winners against a disappointing Paraguay side.
A dejected Paraguay side after their exit
Timothy Weah scored a hat trick and Carleton, Sargent scored one each to complete the rout against a meandering Paraguay side who had more possession than the USA boys. USA will now face either Japan or England in Margao on October 22.
USA vs Paraguay Highlights:
England U17 vs Japan U17 (20.00 IST)
Mali U17 vs Iraq U17 (20.00 IST)
Iran U17 vs Mexico U17 (17.00 IST)
France U17 vs Spain U17 (17.00 IST)
This world cup has witnessed overwhelming crowd and support for all the countries as the previous attendances has been wiped out and new records have been created. It has been a good ambassador for football in India and even if the host country has bowed out of the tournament, we have vividly seen that there is potential which needs to be nurtured better for brighter future.