Ghana and Brazil have advanced to the Quarter Finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India after their wins tonight. Ghana faced Niger in an all Africa clash while Brazil were up against Central American side Honduras.
- Ghana 2 0 Niger
Ghana and Niger was the first match of the day at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. The Ghanaians were favorites than their continental counterparts and took the lead in the stoppage time of the first half. Eric Ayiah scored from the spot as they led in the break. It was Ayiah’s 3rd in the tournament as he scored a brace in the group match against host India. After the break, Niger piled pressure for an equalizer but couldn’t find one. Four minutes from time, Eyiah had the opportunity to kill the game but he missed this time from the spot. But the win was sealed minutes later as substitute Danso put the ball in the back of the Niger net.
- Brazil 3 0 Honduras
In the other match of the day, it was the Samba Kings and favorites Brazil who took on Honduras at the JN Stadium in Kochi, Kerala. Brazil coach Carlos Amadeu had the luxury to start with teenage sensation Lincoln up front, who is also gaining interests from top European clubs as Barcelona are reportedly wants him. But it was another young colt Brenner gave Brazil the lead after 11 minutes. Marcos Antonio then doubled the lead from a Paulinho pass just a minute before the break and at the half it looked an uphill task for Los Catrachos.
Brenner celebrating one of his goals against Honduras
It was more of the same in the second half and the South American country got their third through Brenner, who was assisted by right back Wesley. The Kochi crowd was full in support for the Brazil colts and in the end it was just a cakewalk for Brazil as they have qualified for the Quarter finals.