Dramatic Win Sees Brazil Clinch U17 World Cup Title

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Dramatic Win Sees Brazil Clinch U17 World Cup Title

Brazil have clinched their fourth Under-17 World Cup trophy in thrilling and controversial circumstances against Mexico.

World Cup hosts Brazil triumphed 2-1 thanks to Lazaro Vinicius Marques' 93rd-minute winner on Sunday at the Bezerrao.

Mexico – winners of the showpiece tournament in 2005 and 2011 – looked on track to add a third title to their collection when Bryan Alonso Gonzalez Olivan headed home the opener in the 66th minute.

But Brazil, playing in front of legends Ronaldo and Cafu, rallied courtesy of Kaio Jorge's questionable penalty with six minutes of regulation time remaining. 
Brazil then completed the comeback deep into stoppage time when Lazaro volleyed home a last-gasp winner.

The victory added to Brazil's successes in 1997, 1999 and 2003 as they moved within one of Nigeria's record of five championships.

The Selecao won all eight of their games at the tournament with Kaio Jorge the side's top goal scorer with five strikes to his name.

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