Suara.com – The England U-17 national team is almost certain to secure a ticket to the round of 16 after defeating the Iran U-17 national team 2-1 in the second Group C match of the 2023 U-17 World Cup which took place at the Newsdelivers.com International Stadium (JIS), Newsdelivers.com, Tuesday (14/11) evening.
This victory meant that England had scored six points from two matches and was at the top of Group C.
With the top two teams guaranteed to qualify for the round of 16, there is very little chance of England being eliminated even though in the final match of Group C they have to face a tough team from Brazil.
Having been shocked by a goal from the Iran U-17 National Team through Abolfazi Zamani Ahmadabad in the 31st minute and trailing 0-1 at half-time, the England U-17 National Team coached by coach Ryan Garry came back to score two goals in the second half to achieve a dramatic victory.
Reiss-Alexander Russell-Denny equalized the score for The Young Lions – nicknamed the England U-17 national team – in the 63rd minute, before Manchester City U-18 winger Joel Ndala scored a late goal (90′) scoring the winning goal using a mistake. Iranian goalkeeper.
After the second goal, aka England’s winning goal, the Young Lions players looked excitedly celebrating at JIS which was drenched in heavy rain.
England national team coach, Ryan Garry, admitted that he could understand the euphoria of his players.
England U-17 National Team Coach, Ryan Garry. (ANTARA/FAJAR SATRIYO)
“It’s very understandable. We won dramatically against a tough opponent (Iran),” said Garry to media crew including Suara.com in the JIS mixed zone.
“For the players, to be able to score goals and win on a stage as big as the World Cup, that’s an extraordinary feeling for them,” said the former Arsenal player.
Iran will have their final match against New Caledonia at the Si Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung, next Friday (17/11). Meanwhile, England will be challenged by Brazil at JIS on the same day.