U-17 World Cup: Netherlands beat Paraguay 4-1 and is the first semifinalist | Brazil


Holland he became the first semi-finalist of the U-17 World Cup held in Brazil on Sunday Paraguay 4-1 in the quarterfinals match.

The current European champions of the category confirmed that they go from less to more in the tournament and managed to be in the top four after having been on the verge of elimination with two losses in the first two games.

The Dutch came out for the victory from the first minute and locked Paraguay in their field, which suffered its first defeat in the World Cup and said goodbye to the tournament.

In the 30th minute, the side Ki-Jana Hoever controlled a long pass from the center of Kenneth Taylor on the right wing, entered the area, left Fabio Barros and sent a crossed missile to inaugurate the score.

Holland extended the lead in the 40th minute, with a nice collective play that culminated Sontje Hansen bypassing the exit of goalkeeper Angel Gonzalez.

It was the sixth goal in the tournament of the young Ajax player of Amsterdam, top scorer of the World Cup.

In the first stage discount time, Paraguay reduced differences with a goal from Diego Duarte, after an error between defender Devyne Rensch and goalkeeper Calvin Raatsie that the striker took advantage of to score at pleasure.

In the final leg, Holland secured the pass to the semifinals with a goal from Jayden Braaf in the 78th minute, after an assist from Hansen, and another from Naci Unuvar in 86, finishing off again a pleasure, now from the left, of Hansen

The Netherlands, which chained their third game followed by scoring three or more goals, will be measured Thursday in the semifinals to the winner of South Korea-Mexico.

Paraguay, on the other hand, could not repeat the feat of Thursday against Argentina, the South American champion, to which he trailed a 0-2 in the break to prevail by 3-2 and qualify to the quarterfinals.

The 'Albirojita' managed to match his best result in a U-17 World Cup, repeating the quarterfinals of 1999, when he fell 4-1 against Brazil.

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