England clinch maiden Under-17 World Cup

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"He's trained with us (the senior team) every single day".

In comparison, the Bundesliga in Germany, which won the World Cup in 2014, has 49.2% of foreign players.

"Until 3-2 it was an open game but after that we had to go forward and leave spaces behind and we conceded goals".

"We just needed to stay calm and play our football".

"If it is similar to the Spanish way, then great as they've been successful over the years, but this is us doing our thing, our way".

Spain were forced to quicken the pace of their build-up play, their approach rewarded with the opening goal. It's the recognition of where English wanted to go.

It also marks the first time that England have won a World Cup at this age group, and completes a near-clean sweep of trophies at youth level.

It turned out to be rout four minute later as Foden again found the net in the 88th minute to cap a remarkable night for England.

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The Young Lions had a disastrous start as Sergio Gomez broke the deadlock in the 10th minute in Kolkata before doubling his personal tally with 14 minutes remaining of the first-half.

Steve Cooper's men backed themselves though and the prolific Rhian Brewster got his eighth of the tournament before half time, with Morgan Gibbs-White equalising after the break. It gave us a bit of a boost. "We tried to defend him as a team, either with Juan [Miranda] or as a team, but he was better than us", he said.

An open contest ensued, with chances at both ends of the pitch as the two sides hunted for a victor, but it was England who managed to get a tentative hand on the trophy with 20 minutes remaining.

But England didn't have to wait long for the equaliser as Gibbs-White latched on to Foden's pass and finished on 58 minutes. He is now the highest goal-scorer in the tournament with seven goals. I may be better tomorrow once I realise what we have done.

"Phil's got the player of the tournament [award], but all the boys have got the gold medal and we have got the Cup".

"Maybe he would have played in the second team (development squad) this month". And like a raging tempest, he not only blew Spain away, he carried his team along with him.

'Expectations will obviously rise now but we have a long-term plan, we'll stick to the plan.

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