Rhian Brewster hat-trick sends England into Under-17 World Cup semi-finals
Morgan Gibbs-White added a second-half goal to Rhian Brewsters treble as England Under-17s stormed to a 4-1 win over the USA in Goa
Liverpools Rhian Brewster scored a hat-trick as England beat the USA 4-1 in Goa to secure their first place in the U17 World Cup semi-finals.
England were 2-0 up inside quarter of an hour after Brewster scored twice in three minutes, and dominated the first half. Wolves Morgan Gibbs-White added a third on 64 minutes, before Josh Sargent pulled one back for the USA but Brewster made sure with a penalty in added time.
England face a semi-final on Wednesday against the winners of Sundays Germany versus Brazil quarter-final, with the manager, Steve Cooper, confident they will be ready for either side. Weve played both in the last 12 months, he said. They are two really good teams but whoever comes through, we will be prepared for them.
Cooper said England would stick to our plan: one step at a time. Weve already created a little bit of a history back in England, but we will just recover tomorrow and stick to our processes.
His teams performance extends a brilliant run for Englands development teams in recent months, following the U20 World Cup victory and the Under-19s European Championship win.