England reached the final of the Under-17 World Cup on Wednesday after sealing a magnificent 3-1 victory over Brazil.
A hat-trick from Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster, who also netted three goals in England’s 4-1 win over the United States last Saturday, has set up an intriguing final against Spain in Kolkata this weekend.
Steve Cooper’s side are now hoping to emulate England’s Under-20 side, which won the U20 World Cup back in June after defeating Venezuela in the final.
Several of England’s Under-17 side have made a name for themselves over the past couple of weeks, including the aforementioned Brewster.
The teenager is currently the top scorer at the tournament with seven goals and is now favourite to win the Golden Boot.
Phil Foden has also enhanced his burgeoning reputation at the tournament. The 17-year-old, who rose to prominence with his excellent performance for Manchester City against Manchester United in the summer, ran the show against Brazil. Check out the reaction to his performance HERE.
English football fans were buzzing on social media after this latest achievement.
All of a sudden England have groups of young players at different age groups all making an impact at tournaments.
Peter Crouch's brilliant reaction on Twitter
Peter Crouch has also reacted to England U17s reaching the final by posting a tongue-in-cheek tweet which is going viral.
“Youngsters these days have no regard for tradition,” the former England international tweeted. “We don’t get to Finals of world cups . How dare they #BRAvENG”
For those unable to detect sarcasm, Crouch obviously wasn’t being serious.
Here’s how football fans have reacted to Crouch’s tweet…
Crouch was great for England
Crouch was one of those rare England players who tended to perform whenever he pulled on the famous white jersey.
In five years as an England international, the 6ft 7in forward scored an impressive 22 goals in 42 appearances.
You can watch all of his England goals here…