Head of FIFA Refereeing Massimo Bussaca defended U.S. referee Jair Marrufo's decision-making in the match between Brazil and Germany at the U-17 WC.
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Brazil scored twice in a six-minute span in the second half to beat Germany 2-1 Sunday in the quarterfinals of the Under-17 World Cup in India.
Goals from Weverson and Paulinho produced a late comeback as Brazil ended Germany's U-17 World Cup with a 2-1 win at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
For the second time in the U-17 World Cup, Brazil had to come back from a goal down, and both times Paulinho proved to be Brazil's match-winner.
While Brazil and Germany have downplayed their senior team's 2014 World Cup semis, one link still binds them to that unforgettable game: John Helm.
German coach Christian Wueck says his players will have to raise their game and convert from the chances they create against Brazil on Sunday.
Ahead of their quarterfinal against Germany, Brazil coach Carlos Amadeu said neither side will sit back and allow the other team to score.
Brazil keeper Gabriel Brazao expects Germany to be 'hard' opponents in the quarterfinal, but says they are prepared to make a game out of it.
Between intense training sessions and practice games played in shortened pitches, Germany are determined to avoid a repeat of 'Black Monday'.
A week ago, the German U-17 team suffered one of its most humiliating defeats, losing 4-0. Monday, October 16, would be a far more memorable day.
Jann-Fiete Arp scored a brace as Germany thrashed Colombia 4-0 to book a place in the last eight in style.
Though Germany are happy New Delhi is not too hot or humid, Colombia are more familiar with the venue and seem to be peaking at the right time.
With the group stages over, here's how the round of 16 matchups -- including France vs. Spain -- look like.
Germany recovered from their loss to Iran with a hard-fought win over Guinea, which should be a perfect morale-booster ahead of round of 16.
Guinea coach Souleymane Camara feels the U-17 World Cup experience will bear fruit in six years' time, when the Africans will host the AFCON in 2023.
Despite being pushed all the way by Guinea, Germany were more clinical in front of goal, and entered the round of 16 with a 3-1 win.
It's almost unthinkable for a German team in the World Cup, but a 4-0 defeat against Iran has put their qualification in jeopardy.
Guinea, despite their near-perfect first touch, haven't been able to get the wins. They hope an increased emphasis on defence will pay off vs Germany.
Younes Delfi, Allahyar Sayyad and Vahid Namdari scored as Iran qualified for the knockout round of the U-17 World Cup.
Substitute Noah Awuku's late strike helped Germany to a 2-1 win over Costa Rica in their opening Group C encounter of the U-17 World Cup in Goa.
ESPN presents 10 players from Germany and France to keep an eye out for during the Under-17 World Cup.
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