Brazil, the host of the 2019 FIFA U-17 world cup have clinched their fourth Under-17 World Cup trophy in an entertaining and controversial circumstances against Mexico.
The host nation “Brazil” triumphed with a 2-1 victory, thanks to Lazaro Vinicius Marques’ 93rd-minute winner on Sunday at the Bezerrao.
The Mexico team, who were the winners of the tournament in 2005 and 2011 – looked on track to add a third title to their collection when Bryan Alonso Gonzalez Olivan headed home the opener in the 66th minute.
But Brazil, playing in front of legends Ronaldo and Cafu, rallied courtesy of Kaio Jorge’s questionable penalty with six minutes of regulation time remaining.
Brazil then completed the comeback deep into stoppage time when Lazaro volleyed home a last-gasp winner.
This well deserved victory added to Brazil’s successes in 1997, 1999 and 2003 as they moved within Nigeria’s record of five championships.
The Brazilian young starlets won all eight of their games at this year tournament with Kaio Jorge cliched the side’s top goal scorer with five goals to his name.