Brazil Crowned Champions of BRICS U-17 Football Cup

Brazil on saturday triumphed in the 1st BRICS U-17 football tournament with a 5-1 demolition of South Africa in the title clash in Margao. Brazil, who exhibited one touch football with swift short passes, dominated the match throughout at the Nehru Stadium.

They scored through Paulo Henrique Sampaio Filho(24th), Vinicuis Jose paixo de Oliveira Junior(35th), Victor Gabriel Moura de Oliveira(40th, 61st) and Alan de Sourza Guimaraes (90+1). South Africa, who were always at the receiving end, pulled one back through S’miso Bophela in the 89th minute.

Brazil, who beat South Africa 3-0 in the league stage, made their intention clear from the start as they came with a flury of moves but Alan Guimaraes, Paulo and Victor failed to find the back of the net.

The South Africans found the going tough and had a few close shaves. They nearly succeded in taking the lead in the 20th minute but Ndamolelo Radzilani, in front of an open goal, saw his shot hit the cross bar.

Brazil retaliated and took the lead four minutes later. A swift move on the right saw Marcos Antonio Santos put a through pass to Paulo Henrique Filho, who beat rival keeper Glen Baadjies, with a neat placement.

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