If you haven’t been watching the U17 World Cup, this is a great time to fix that. After a phenomenal hat-trick from Liverpool youth star, Rhian Brewster, in the quarter-final against USA, England will be taking on Brazil on Wednesday in Guwahati, India.
Brewster helped England take control of Saturday’s game almost immediately and had found the back of the net twice before the fifteenth minute. Both goals were the product of Brewster’s quick thinking and even quicker responses to mistakes made by the American goalkeeper. The game continued to go England’s way and Morgan Gibbs-White scored a third with an assist from Brewster at the 64th minute. Josh Sargent got the US their single goal of the night, but Brewster put the final nail in the coffin with an incredibly confident penalty in added time.
Here are Rhian’s (and also the rest of the team’s, I guess) highlights:
Brewster spoke with theFA.com about his first-team aspirations once the U17 World Cup ends.
“I’ve trained with Jurgen Klopp a few times and he’s a real character,” Brewster said. “He’s been good and happy towards me, so I’m hoping to prove that when I go back, as well as at this tournament, I can be with the first team.”
Brewster’s more immediate focus will obviously be on Brazil and the Wednesday semi-final. Kick-off will be at 5:00 PM IST (11:30 AM GMT).