FIFA U-17 World Cup: Germany pips Spain to reach semifinal

Germany pipped Spain by a solitary goal to secure a win in the quarterfinal of the FIFA under-17 World Cup in Jakarta on Friday.

Germany’s winner came in the second half after left winger Paris Brummer was fouled inside the box by Spanish right-back Hector Fort.

Brummer, who represents Borussia Dortmund at club level, took up the responsibility from the spot, scoring the match winner with a powerful finish to the left-bottom corner.

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Spain kept plugging away at the German defence all through the day, but without much success. The Spanish side had 22 shots in the game, but failed to find a way past German shot-stopper Max-Joseph Schmitt.

Spain’s best chance came early in the match, when its No.9 Marc Guiu was presented with a shot from a point-blank position. His shot though was blocked away by a diving German left-back Eric da Silva Moreira.

The Spaniards ended the game with a man short after their goalkeeper Raul Jiménez Latorre was sent off for a cynical foul on a German player outside the box in the second-half injury time.

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