New Delhi: In big results from Day 2 of FIFA U-17 World Cup, Brazil beat Spain 2-1 in what was clearly the battle of the heavyweights. Germany meanwhile overcame Costa Rica by the same margin 2-1. Brazil and Spain are placed in Group D in the tournament, clubbed alongside North Korea and Niger. In Group C meanwhile, there are Iran and Guinea alongside Germany and Costa Rica.
There are two more matches lined up for Day 2 of the tournament on Saturday. There will be Iran versus Guinea and North Korea taking on Niger.
Coming back to the concluded games, Awuku (89th minute) scored right at the end to hand the Germans a rather unconvincing victory in the first match of their campaign. Prior to that the Costa Ricans seemed to have done enough to grab a well earned draw with Andres Gomez’s (64th) second half equaliser cancelling out a first half goal from German striker Jann-Fiete Arp (21st).
Spain had taken the lead in the 5th minute through an own goal by Brazil’s Wesley. The South American champions however, recovered to strike back through Lincoln (25th) and Paulinho (45’+1). Brazil, who have won this tournament thrice, now have three points from one match. (With IANS inputs)