NEW DELHI – Iran stunned Germany 4-0 on Tuesday to book a spot in the last 16 at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup India 2017 with one match left in the group stage, while Spain and Brazil are one step away from the knockout stages.
A brace from Younes Delfi and a pair of goals by Allahyar Sayyad and Vahid Namdari led Iran to the top spot in Group C with six points, three points more than Germany.
Costa Rica and Guinea had to settle for the third and fourth spots, respectively, after drawing 2-2, earning a first point each; with one more match to go.
Spain, meanwhile, bounced back to with a 4-0 win over Niger after losing its first match against Brazil in Group D.
Abel Ruiz scored twice in the first half and Cesar Gelabert added the third goal before Sergio Gomez found the back of the net to give Spain hope of reaching the knockout stage.
Brazil built on its strong start, winning 2-0 over North Korea, thanks to goals from Lincoln and Paulinho within a five-minute stretch to keep the lead in Group D and stay ahead of Spain.