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Last four gear up for Wednesday showdowns


The FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 has reached the semi-final stage, with four teams set to battle on Wednesday for a spot in Saturday’s final in Kolkata. The midweek contests include a classic World Cup match-up, while the other is a meeting of two continental champions.

The early kick-off sees Brazil take another European heavyweight when they meet England in Kolkata. The South Americans needed to come from behind to defeat Germany in a pulsating quarter-final clash on Sunday. The English, meanwhile, cruised into the last four with a convincing result over USA in Goa on Saturday.
The other semi-final sees Mali and Spain clash in Navi Mumbai. Both sides have impressed in reaching the last four, with Mali overcoming West African rivals Ghana in their quarter-final in Guwahati, while Spain overpowered Iran with an efficient display in Kochi.

The games

Wednesday 25 October
Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata

Brazil-England (17:00 local time)
Dr. DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Mali-Spain (20:00 local time)