Germany U-17s are through to the semifinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup after earning a 1-0 win over Spain, courtesy of a second-half penalty from Paris Brunner.
A 64th minute winner from Paris Brunner helped the Germany U-17s secure their place in the semifinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The highly rated Borussia Dortmund forward came up with the decisive goal from the penalty spot after he was fouled inside the box.
Borussia Dortmund trio Paris Brunner, Charles Herrmann, and Almugera Kabar all started for the Germany U-17s. While FC Barcelona’s Marc Guiu led the charge for Spain, fresh after scoring the winning goal in the round of 16.
Germany were forced into making an early substitution, as Herrmann – who got a goal and an assist against the United States in the round of 16 – was forced to come off after picking up a thigh injury.
Spain U-17s dominated possession and created the better chances, but they weren’t able to find a way past the resilient Germany defence.
And Brunner made them pay in the 64th minute by giving Germany the lead from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Hector Fort. Spain gave their all in a bid to find an equaliser, but Christian Wück’s side secured a hard-fought win in the end to qualify for the semifinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
A semifinal tie against Argentina now awaits the Germany U-17s in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The match will be played on November 28.