IRAN and SPAIN will face each other at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi on 22nd of October.
FULL TIME: The European champions are through to the last eight via a late penalty from their captain Abel Ruiz. Iran, too, have moved through to the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
90+3′ The game looks to be going the Spanish way! Will we see a Tomatino on the 28th? Abel Ruiz will surely be hoping that to happen!
90+2′ Abel Ruiz is substituted out off the pitch.
90′ SPAIN SCORE FROM THE SPOT AND ABEL RUIZ TAKES THEM TO THE QUARTERS! WILL WE SEE A DRAMATIC END IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES?
88′ Both teams make last-gasp changes to kill the encounter. Iran, against Mexico, come close with a slivering drive from a forward, but the ball is just wide. The Asian champions have continued to dominate proceedings. Spain just won a penalty, Jose Lara being the protagonist.
79′ FRANCE Substitution, ISIDOR comes in for FLIPS.
77′ YELLOW CARD to Gomez.
72′ SPAIN Substitution, LARA comes in for GELABERT.
69′ YELLOW CARD to the French Captain Gomes which concedes a free kick in a similar position than before.
67′ Sergio Gomez shoots just a foot away from the near post, scores still remains intact for both the matches.
FRA 1-1 SPA
IRN 2-1 MEX
66′ Free-Kick to Spain, just outside the French penalty box meanwhile Iran has also earned a corner.
59′ Exceptional cross by Sergio Gomez for Spain but Cesar Gelabert fails to convert the chance.
56′ Triple shot attempts on target by Spain, Gomez came close on scoring but Fofana handled the situation exceptionally.
54′ YELLOW CARD to French Winger Adli.
46′ The 2nd half of both the game kick starts.
Iran 2-1 Mexico
In the other game played in Goa, Iran leads the halftime score by 2 goals to 1 against Mexico.
Sharifi and Sayyad scored for Iran while Mexico came back in the game through a goal from Rosa.
45+2′ HALF TIME whistle, the score remains intact. FRA 1-1 ESP.
45′ 2 extra minutes are added, as both the teams look to fight before heading to the tunnel.
44′ France concede after lack of concentration as a cross comes in from the Righ Winger, Torres and Juan Miranda head home the much-needed goal.
39′ The game has resumed at the same pace as Spain has continued giving the ball as cheaply as they were doing before the goal.
34′ GOAL !!!! Pintor scores for France through an assist from Gouiri. A brilliant ball from the winger into the back of the net as the Spanish defence fell like cards. FRA 1-0 ESP
33′ YELLOW CARD to French Left Back, Lacroix.
30′ Drinks break is underway, which is necessary for this climate.
26′ Flips’ shot on goal is well handled by Alvaro.
19′ Curling Free kick from Abel Ruiz, off target through Torres header.
16′ There are considerable sightings of the Spain’s traditional TIKI TAKA play.
10′ It is evident that how the game will go, Spain is having a major stake of the possession and France is heavily depending on counter attacks.
1′ We have kickoff here in Guwahati.
16:59 PM: Both teams into their final huddles, on their knees. Such uniformity on the pitch makes for a beautiful scene.
16:30 Hello and welcome to Khel Now’s Live Blog of Matchday 11 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The knockout rounds are here and the action is heating up as eight teams will contest for a place in the quarterfinals today in Guwahati, Goa and Kolkata. I am your host punit tripathi and I will be bringing you all the big moments as they happen in the first game of the evening wich sees France taking on European champions Spain in a tasty European clash. So, keep it right here.