In a thrilling showdown in Indonesia, Germany emerged triumphant in the U17 World Cup, securing their maiden victory after a tense penalty shoot-out against a resilient French squad. Paris Brunner, the standout player from Borussia Dortmund, showcased his prowess by opening the scoring with a penalty, while Noah Darvic added another for Germany in the second half.
However, France mounted a remarkable comeback with Saimon Bouabre and Mathis Amougou finding the net, forcing the match into a gripping penalty shootout. Tidiam Gomis missed for France, allowing Almugera Kabar to seal Germany’s global championship.
Paris Brunner, earning the Golden Ball, and Agustin Ruberto, claiming the Golden Boot with eight goals, stole the spotlight. Brunner, a rising star, had earlier shone in the U17 Euros and the U19 Bundesliga, showcasing his goal-scoring talent.
As the U17 World Cup often unveils future superstars, attention now turns to the winter transfer window, with fans eagerly anticipating if European elites will vie for the signatures of Brunner and Ruberto, who have left an indelible mark on this tournament.