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Japan created an earthquake at the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup

Japan created an earthquake at the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup

Japan excelled at defeating the European champions the Netherlands U17 in the opening match of the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup.

The match between Japan U17 and Netherlands U17 is one of the matches worth watching in the first matchday of the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup. While Japan U17 is the AFC U17 champion, the Netherlands U17 is also the king of the U17 Euro championship. However, the result after 90 minutes left the fans surprised.

Japan U17 entered the competition confidently and competed before the representative from Europe. 9 minutes before the half-time, Yamato Wakatsuki made a decisive move down the corner to open the score for Japan. It was also the only goal in the first half.

Entering the second half, Japan U17 still maintained the dominant position, no one realized that the Netherlands U17 team that had won the European U17 championship not long ago. By the 69th minute, Yamato Wakatsuki completed a double with a clever kick in the penalty area. By the 77th minute, Japan U17 has one more goal on the 11m spot of Jun Nishikawa to set a 3-0 destruction victory.

This can be considered as the most surprising result of the first matchday of the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup because the Netherlands U17 is considered one of the candidates for the title. In the remaining match of Group D, Senegal U17 also defeated USA U17 with a score of 4-1.

2019 FIFA U17 World Cup has the participation of 24 qualified U17 teams from 6 continents. This year's tournament is held in Brazil from October 26th to November 17th. England is currently the defending champion but certainly cannot defend their title after being eliminated in the group stage at the 2019 European U17 Championship in the Republic of Ireland.