Everyone loved what happened during Phil Foden's interview after winning the U17 World Cup

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The senior World Cup may be less than a year away but from an English perspective, the focus is on the youth teams.

That's because England's young guns have been wowing the footballing world in recent months and on Saturday evening, they wrote another chapter in it's history.

The Three Lions' U17 side took on Spain in the World Cup final and they turned in a truly awesome display, winning 5-2 in Kolkata.

They actually trailed 2-0 early in the second half but managed to turn the game around and come the final whistle, they were worthy champions.

Liverpool's Rhian Brewster won the Golden Boot, while Manchester City starlet Phil Foden was awarded the Golden Ball for his amazing displays throughout the tournament.

Manager Steve Cooper was immensely proud of his young guns who proved that the future of English football could be very positive.

"We've played like we want all of our England teams to play," Cooper said.

"Brave on the ball - pass, pass, pass, not one long ball - get into good areas, play as a team and some good individual play up the field as well.

"I am just so proud of the performance. We played our way back in and stuck to our style. We are building for the future and that is the way to do it."


They even managed to do it without their supposed star Jadon Sancho, who was recalled from the tournament by Borussia Dortmund.

Foden was the man of the moment and Pep Guardiola has said he is nearing his full senior debut.

After the game, BBC camera went to interview the teenage star and what happened during it was simply brilliant.


It's just so refreshing to see a group of young talents so happy and so they should be.

The footballing world responded to the brilliant moment, with a number of high-profile names sending their support to Cooper's side.


Amazingly, BBC actually didn't show the lifting of the trophy and demoted it to the red button in favour of 'Gardeners World'.

Safe to say, football fans were not happy.


Let's just hope these boys get their chance at making it big in the senior team.

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