U17 World Cup – Group A: BRAZIL and the UNITED STATES in front, MOROCCO in ambush

The United States and Brazil surrendered blow for blow, giving Morocco the opportunity to stay in the race after their victory against the host country, already eliminated.

No winner in the clash of Group A (US Soccer photo)

No winner in the clash of Group A (US Soccer photo)

Carol responded to Kiorpes’ opener, and Brazil and USA ended in a draw (1-1). The first place will be played remotely on the last day.

It was the poster for this first round in group A, between two teams having won their first match. After a good start to the game from the Brazilians, the North Americans quickly took control of the game, the danger becoming more precise over the minutes after the quarter of an hour of play. a lot to Kiorpes to open the scoring (22′), she did not miss a good cross from Gamero at the near post (33′). A logical opening of the score for the United States, dominatrixes. However, against the run of play, Brazil were to equalize a few minutes later, on a low shot from 25 meters from Carol which deceived Safradin’s vigilance (37′). While a half-volley from Roller passed just above the goal protected by Leilane (41′), the two teams joined the locker room back to back. A rather happy result for Brazil, which promised a second period still alive.

The United States continued to press at the start of the second half, and Leilane was decisive in keeping Brazil in the game (49′, 51′, 58′, 66′). For her part, Carol was dangerous on two free kicks (56 ‘, 80′), and Brazil showed more after a new very good American situation which saw the Brazilian defense carry out several consecutive interventions to counter the North American attempts. Americans thanks to Guta or Kedima among others (67′). Aline missed the target by a few centimeters (70’) and the debates were rebalanced at the end of the match. Final result, 1-1, a small disappointment for the United States which will have had multiple opportunities to pass, and a satisfaction for Brazil, carried by its goalkeeper Leilane. The first place in the group should be played between these two teams at a distance on the third day.

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FIFA U17 World Cup – Group A – Matchday 2

Friday, October 14, 2022 – 4:30 p.m. local (1:00 p.m. French)


Bhubaneshwar (Kalinga Stadium) – 3,639 spectators

Referees: Oh Hyeonjeong assisted by Fang Yan and Xie Lijun. 4th referee: Dorsaf Ganouati. VAR Referee: Maïka Vanderstichel


0-1 Nicolette KIORPES 33′
1-1 CAROL 37′

Bookings: Rebeca 45+4′ for Brazil; Savannah King 54′ for the United States


1-Leilane; 14-Myka, 5-Kedima (cap.), 3-Guta, 6-Alice (4-Grazyelle 46′); 17-Lara, 8-Ana Julia (20-Juju 46′); 7-Aline, 10-Carol (18-Gabi Berchon 90+2′), 11-Dudinha (15-Rebeca 31′); 9-Jhonson (19-Rhaissa 70′). Coach: Simone Jatoba

United States

12-Victoria Safradin; 20-Gisele Thompson (2-Nicola Fraser 90+2′), 4-Cameron Roller, 17-Jordyn Bugg (5-Ella Emri 63′), 3-Savannah King; 10-Mia Bhuta, 7-Riley Jackson (cap.), 19-Lauren Martinho (8-Charlotte Kohler 63′); 18-Onyeka Gamero, 16-Amalia Villarreal (14-Melina Rebimbas 73′), 11-Nicollette Kiorpes (13-Emeri Adames 46′). Coach: Natalia Astrain

INDIA eliminated

Morocco scored three goals in the second half through El Madani, Zouhir and Chérif to keep their qualification hopes intact (2-0). India is eliminated from the competition after two clear defeats.

Between the two beginners, defeated on the first day, defeat was forbidden. Morocco, rather interesting against Brazil, was the favorite of this confrontation. Despite an increasingly clear domination in the first period, Anthony Rimasson’s players could not get the upper hand, nor really worry Keysham, serious about the few shots on target from the Africans. The two teams were back to back at the break, welcome for an Indian team who had lost pace over the minutes, Keysham was even saved by their defense as they slipped the ball through their hands in the last seconds of the first period (45+3′).

Unfortunately for the host country, Morocco quickly took the lead in the second half thanks to a penalty converted by El Madani (51′). Not always comfortable with his shots, Keysham was going to offer Morocco the second goal. She released the ball on a cross from Masnaoui, directly on Zouhir who did not ask for so much. The Moroccan captain therefore allowed Morocco to take a break and get some fresh air (62′). A few minutes later, Morocco had the opportunity to kill the match, but Keysham made a decisive save on a strike from Said which allowed the hosts to keep a small hope (66 ‘). It was on the counter-attack that the suspense could have been revived, but Titah kept watch (83’). In the wake, Morocco still missed the third goal, Mrabti missing the target despite his shot in an ideal position (85 ‘). In stoppage time, Chérif, launched behind the Indian defense, added a third goal, synonymous with total celebration for Morocco, which revived and continued to believe in qualification (90+1’). With at least three points for his first participation in the event, he has already succeeded in his tournament. India is therefore unsurprisingly eliminated, and will play one last match against Brazil.

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FIFA U17 World Cup – Group A – Matchday 2

Friday, October 14, 2022 – 8:00 p.m. local (1:30 p.m. French)

INDIA – MOROCCO: 0-3 (0-0)

Bhubaneshwar (Kalinga Stadium) – 8,749 spectators

Referees: Katia Garcia assisted by Enedilal Caudillo Gomez and Franca Overtoom. 4th referee: Dorsaf Ganouati. VAR Referee: Lara Lee


0-1 Doha EL MADANI 51′ sp
0-2 Yasmine ZOUHIR 62′
0-3 Djennah CHERIF 90+1′

Bookings: Shilky Hemam 41′ for India; Hajar Said 23′, Samya Masnaoui 71′ for Morocco


13-Melody Keisham; 16-Shubhangi Singh, 3-Naketa, 20-Kajal, 5-Astam Oraon (cap.); 6-Babina Lisham, 4-Shilky Hemam (15-Shailja 65′); 7-Neha (9-Lynda Serto 65′), 8-Kajol Dsouza (14-Sudha Tirkey 46′), 17-Nitu Linda (18-Rejlya Laishram 77′); 11-Anita Kumari. Coach: Thomas Dennerby


12-Wissal Titah; 8-Wissal El Assaoui, 20-Fatima El Ghazouani, 4-Nadia Benassou, 10-Djennah Cherif; 3-Dania Boussatta, 9-Samya Masnaoui (15-Houda El Mestour 90+4′); 19-Mina El Hamzaoui (7-Kenza Laksiri 46′), 17-Yasmine Zouhir (cap.) (18-Ambre Basser 88′), 11-Doha El Madani (13-Dania Mrabti 74′); 2-Hajar Said (6-Lina Aich 74′). Coach: Anthony Rimasson


United States, 4 pts (9-1)
Brazil, 4 pts (2-1)
Morocco, 3 pts (3-1)
India, 0pt (0-11)


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