Brazil wins inaugural BRICS U-17 Football Tournament

Brazil has won the inaugural BRICS U-17 Football Tournament 2016 held at Goa on the occasion of the 8th BRICS hosted in India.
In the final match, Brazil defeated South Africa by 5-1 goals. For Brazil goals were scored by Paulo Henrique Samapaio Filho (24th Minute), Vinicius de Oliveira (34th minute), Victor de Oliveira (40th & 61st minute).  For South Africa only goal was scored by S’miso Bophela .
Earlier in the match for the third place between Russia and China, Russia had defeated China by 2-1 goals.

About BRICS U-17 Football Tournament

  • The BRICS U-17 Football Cup is a under 17 Football tournament played among teams of five BRICS countries viz. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
  • It was launched in October 2016 and seeks to transcend the traditional spheres of interaction and opens new vistas in the field of sports.
  • The tournament will take place once every year and following the lines of the tournaments under-17 FIFA. Each edition will be held in a BRICS nation.
  • In it, all five teams shall play each other in a round-robin before the top two teams qualify for the final and the third and fourth place teams play in the third-place match.



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