The U-17 World Cup in Indonesia saw a thrilling match between Germany and the United States, with Germany emerging victorious 3-2. The game was marked by a back-and-forth between the two teams.
Germany took an early lead with Charles Herrmann’s 14th-minute free kick. However, Taha Habroune soon equalized for the U.S., bringing the score to 1-1. Max Moerstedt then scored for Germany, putting them ahead again at 2-1 before the break.
The U.S. managed to level the scores once more with David Vazquez’s 80th-minute free kick, bringing the game to a 2-2 tie. But just minutes after coming on as a substitute, Bilal Yalcinkaya scored an 87th-minute goal for Germany, breaking the tie and dashing American hopes for a comeback.
With this victory, Germany will face Spain in the quarterfinal on Nov. 24. It is worth mentioning that this is Germany’s first time winning the U17 World Cup.