JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Brazil has managed to come back from behind for the second time in a week by defeating Mexico 2-1 in front of their supporters at the Bezerrao Stadium, Brasilia, Brazil. Thus, the Brazil U-17 team has won the U-17 World Cup for the fourth time, Sunday local time (Monday 11/18/2019).
Just three days after they came back from 0-2 down to beat France 3-2 in the semifinals, Brazil scored twice in the last 10 minutes to overcome their Latin America rivals.
According to a Reuters report, although Brazil had more and earlier chances, Mexico took the lead in the 66th minute when Bryan Gonzalez drove between two defenses to head in a cross from the left into the opponent's net.
Kaio Jorge equalized from the penalty spot with six minutes left after the referee used Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to make a penalty decision following a challenge on Veron.
Then, three minutes into the end of the match, substitute Lazaro chased a cross and calmly netted the ball, cheering up the home crowd.
The Flamengo forward also came off the bench to score the last minute winner against France on Thursday.
"They used VAR when it was right for them," said unhappy Mexican coach Marco Ruiz. "We went through the match under control until the VAR decision. They developed after that."
The victory was a reward for Brazil, who lost 0-3 to Mexico in the U-17 final in 2005, also in their U-23 team at the 2012 Olympics final.
Earlier on the same day, Arnaud Kalimuendo-Muinga scored three goals to help France rise from behind and beat the Netherlands 3-1 to earn third place.
Dutchman Sontje Hansen won the golden boot as top scorer with six goals.