England Have Won The (Under-17s') World Cup
Shit the bed, in a moment that is the complete antithesis of everything you've come to expect from England in international football, the Under-17s have won the World Cup.
Not just that, the team came from 2-0 down against Spain to do it. Suggesting the kind of work ethic and bouncebackability that, again, you do not expect from a team wearing three lions on their chest.
The beat Spain 5-2, Sergio Gomez netted two to take the Spaniards up to 2-0, but then the comeback was on.
Rhian Brewster headed home just before half-time, Morgan Gibbs White took them level after the break. Phil Foden pulled them ahead at 69 minutes. And Marc Guehi and Phil Foden then decided it wasn't enough to just beat them a little bit. It was time to proper smash them.
It comes after the under-20 side won their World Cup in June and the under-19 side's victory in their European Championships in July. I don't want to curse it, LADs, but we could be entering a brave new world.
Here's what people had to say on Twitter:
@England u17s World Cup winners:trophy:well done young lions. England is proud #YoungLIONS #proudnation
- mitch (@mightymitch4) October 28, 2017
Two World Cup wins in the same year. Massive achievement by our @England youngsters #ThreeLions
- Daniel Houldey (@Dan_Houldey90) October 28, 2017
Fantastic football from #younglions England U17s thoroughly deserved to match U20s World Cup. Can we just drop the whole senior squad now?
- Kevin Hood (@Hud1975) October 28, 2017
I was alive when England won a football World Cup albeit an U-17. What a comeback! Brilliant win for Brewster and the lads
- Mayank Adhye (@MayankAdhye) October 28, 2017
Slightly surreal watching England leading Spain in a World Cup final. A portent of things to come? #ENGvESP
- SirBrianCannonHunter (@TheCannonHunter) October 28, 2017
Over on Eurosport England are about to win the World Cup! #U17WorldCupfinal
- Neil Midgley (@midgley_neil) October 28, 2017
England doing well at youth level is great, but we all know we won't make it at a proper World Cup anytime soon.
- Carefree Roman (@roman16chelsea) October 28, 2017
Cannot believe how amazing these boys are doing! U17 England team winning the World Cup final. Take note England men! #ENGU17 #ThreeLions
- Jade North (@JadeNorth) October 28, 2017
Well done to the guys. An incredible performance. Bet you're gonna be gods in double maths on Monday.
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