United Arab Emirates 1-6 Brazil: Seleção net six again to secure progression in to the last 16
Brazil under-17’s booked their place in the round of 16 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup with a 6-1 win against the United Arab Emirates.
The victory gives head coach Alexandre Gallo an opportunity to rest key players for the Seleção’s final Group A match against Honduras.
It was a second 6-1 win in a row for Brazil, after the opening day defeat of Slovakia by the same scoreline. Nathan was a standout performer in that tie and the 17 year-old shone again at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium.
He netted a brace, as did Boschilia, with Joanderson and Gabriel completing the rout. Alameri Zayed bagged a consolation for the hosts, who are now out.
Brazil needed just ten minutes to take the lead. Abner’s throwing from the left eventually found Nathan open in the area. He squared for Boschilia, who fired home. The São Paulo-owned attacker added a second with a delightful curled finish, before Nathan rounded goalkeeper Alshamsi Mohamed to give Brazil a 3-0 half-time lead.
U.A.E kept it to three until the 66th minute, when the heavily influential Nathan ran clear and delightfully chipped Mohamed. Substitutes Joanderson and Gabriel - who replaced Caio Rangel and Danilo respectively - then got in on the act. The former fired in an emphatic left-foot volley, before Gabriel finished cooly from close range. As with Denis Vavro’s goal for Slovakia on Thursday, Zayed’s last minute tap-in matter little.
Brazil have three days break before facing Honduras in Ras al-Khaimah. They are joined in the last 16 by Italy, who beat New Zealand 1-0 earlier today.
United Arab Emirates 1-6 Brazil
Boschilia (10’, 33’), Nathan (41’, 66’), Joanderson (73’), Gabriel (84’), Alameri Zayed (89’)
United Arab Emirates: Alshamsi Mohamed, Rashed Ahmad, Sultan Al-Badrani (Omar Jumah 53’), Ahmed Rashid, Abdulla Al-Hammadi (Abdulla Kazim 32’), Mohamed Al-Akberi, Khaled Khalfan, Abdulla Omar, Alkhasibi Feras, Humaid Salmein, Suhail Alnoobi (Alameri Zayed 46’)
Brazil: Marcos, Auro, Lucas, Eduardo, Danilo (Gabriel 65’), Abner, Caio Rangel (Joanderson 65’), Gustavo, Mosquito (Kenedy 74’), Nathan, Boschilia