Football

Soccer’s turn

Print edition : December 08, 2017

The England team celebrating after beating Spain in the final at the Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata on October 28. Photo: K.R. DEEPAK

The Spainish team before the World Cup final between England and Spain at Salt Lake Stadium. Photo: K.R. DEEPAK

England's Rhian Brewster won the tournament's Golden Boot, Brazil's goalkeeper Gabriel Brazao the Golden Glove, and England's Philip Foden the Golden Ball. Photo: K.R. DEEPAK

Jeakson Singh created history by becoming the first Indian to score in a World Cup football match when he netted the ball with a magnificent header from Sanjeev Stalin's cross during the group match against Colombia in New Delhi on October 9. Photo: MANVENDER VASISHT/PTI

Jeakson Singh celebrating after the goal. Photo: MANVENDER VASISHT//PTI

The Under-17 FIFA World Cup, which India hosted, was a huge success, and it has given the game a big boost in the country.
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