Defender Yan Couto has told ESPN Brasil that an intervention from Pep Guardiola led to him turning down Barcelona in favour of a move to Man City.
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A second-half injury time goal from Lazaro gave Brazil a 2-1 comeback victory over Mexico in the Under-17 World Cup final on Sunday in Brasilia.
Phil Foden and Rhian Brewster are among the four England players in ESPN's Team of the Tournament for the U-17 World Cup. Who else made the cut?
Brazil did not impress but a soft goal let in by the Malian goalkeeper tilted the game in their favour, in Kolkata on Saturday.
It may not be the exact match they were hoping to play in Kolkata, but both Brazil and Mali are eager to finish their Under-17 WC campaign on a high.
Cast all the cliches of an England football team aside. This U-17 side is anything but 'boring, boring England', writes Sharda Ugra.
Liverpool's Rhian Brewster's hat-trick helped England beat Brazil 3-1 in the semi-finals of the U-17 World Cup.
England are through to the final of the Under-17 World Cup after beating Brazil 3-1 in the semifinal in Kolkata.
There's little to choose between Brazil and England, but it's clear the midfield will determine which team will make the final of the U-17 World Cup.
Besides just a crackling football match on Wednesday, Kolkata could witness the first beginnings of a new world order.
The way these two teams have played in the U-17 World Cup, it is perhaps unfortunate that only one of Brazil or England will contest the final.
Head of FIFA Refereeing Massimo Bussaca defended U.S. referee Jair Marrufo's decision-making in the match between Brazil and Germany at the U-17 WC.
Brazil scored twice in a six-minute span in the second half to beat Germany 2-1 Sunday in the quarterfinals of the Under-17 World Cup in India.
Goals from Weverson and Paulinho produced a late comeback as Brazil ended Germany's U-17 World Cup with a 2-1 win at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
For the second time in the U-17 World Cup, Brazil had to come back from a goal down, and both times Paulinho proved to be Brazil's match-winner.
While Brazil and Germany have downplayed their senior team's 2014 World Cup semis, one link still binds them to that unforgettable game: John Helm.
German coach Christian Wueck says his players will have to raise their game and convert from the chances they create against Brazil on Sunday.
Ahead of their quarterfinal against Germany, Brazil coach Carlos Amadeu said neither side will sit back and allow the other team to score.
Brazil keeper Gabriel Brazao expects Germany to be 'hard' opponents in the quarterfinal, but says they are prepared to make a game out of it.
Three goals, 72% possession, and 787 passes. By any standard, Brazil's pre-quarterfinal against Honduras in Kochi was a blowout.
With the group stages over, here's how the round of 16 matchups -- including France vs. Spain -- look like.
Brazil lived up to their billing as favourites of the U-17 World Cup following a convincing 2-0 victory over Niger in Goa on Friday.
|New Zealand U17||3||1||0||2||-3||3|
|South Korea U17||3||2||0||1||0||6|
|United States U17||3||0||1||2||-7||1|
|Solomon Islands U17||3||0||0||3||-20||0|