Four Borussia Dortmund players were involved as Germany won the European U-17 Championship on Saturday, beating France in the final.
Germany won the European U-17 Championship on Saturday after a dramatic penalty shootout win over France. The two sides could not be separated after 90 minutes, and there were no goals as the game went to penalties.
Germany managed to hold their nerve in the penalty shootout, edging out France 5-4 to claim the priceless win.
Highly rated Borussia Dortmund trio Paris Brunner, Charles Herrmann, and Almugera Kabar were all named in the Germany U-17s starting XI for the final. While Kjell Wätjen was an unused substitute.
Brunner and Herrmann were both on target in the penalty shoot-out, while Schalke 04’s Assan Ouedraogo scored the winning spot-kick.
Paris Brunner finished the European U-17 Championship as the tournament’s top scorer. The talented Borussia Dortmund forward found the back of the net on four occasions in six appearances, and also scored in the quarterfinals and the semifinals.
Brunner was promoted to the Borussia Dortmund U-19s team in the recently concluded season, and showed glimpses of his incredible potential. The 17 year old scored three goals in the UEFA Youth League, after finding the back of the net on 16 occasions in just six U-17 Bundesliga West appearances for the BVB U-17s.
Charles Herrmann, Almugera Kabar, and Kjell Wätjen also impressed at the European U-17 Championship and were all on target once at the tournament in Hungary. The quartet will now look to continue their development and feature regularly for the BVB U-19s next season.