Almugera Kabar, Paris Brunner lead Germany to U-17 World Cup title

Paris Brunner celebrates after scoring the opening goal for Germany
Paris Brunner celebrates after scoring the opening goal for Germany / ADEK BERRY/GettyImages

Borussia Dortmund's Almugera Kabar scored the winning penalty and Paris Brunner was also on target as Germany beat France after a tense penalty shootout to win the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Germany U-17s have won the FIFA U-17 World Cup after beating France in a thrilling final in Indonesia on Saturday. Much like the UEFA European U-17 Championship final that was held between these two teams earlier this year, Germany came out on top after a nail-biting penalty shootout.

Talented Borussia Dortmund full-back Almugera Kabar came off the bench and scored the winning penalty for the Germany U-17s. Konstantin Heide was the hero once again as he made a number of outstanding saves in the shootout, much like in the semifinal against Argentina earlier this week.

Paris Brunner missed his penalty in the shootout, but made a big impact earlier in the game as he gave Germany the lead in the 29th minute. The goal helped the highly rated Borussia Dortmund forward take his tally for the World Cup to five goals, and he was also named the player of the tournament.

Following Brunner's first-half penalty, Germany doubled their lead in the 51st minute with Noah Darvich of FC Barcelona finding the back of the net. But France fought back and halved the deficit two minutes later through Saïmon Bouabré. Winners Osawe was then sent off for Christian Wück’s side, giving France a boost in their hopes of finding the equaliser. And Mathis Amougou got them back on level terms in the 85th minute to take the game to penalties.

France missed three of their penalties, allowing Kabar to step up and score the World Cup winning spot-kick for the Germany U-17s.

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