A second hat-trick in as many matches from Rhian Brewster led England into the final of the after a 3-1 victory over Brazil at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on today. The Three Lions will meet Spain in the final on Saturday.
The first half – played in front of 63,881 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium – lived up to the billing, as the Three Lions twice took the lead through Brewster. The Liverpool striker opened the scoring just ten minutes in, finishing off Callum Hudson-Odoi’s cross on the rebound. Brazil restored parity between Brewster’s first-half brace, equalising through Wesley on 21 minutes. But England were back in front just before the break, with Brewster scoring his tournament leading sixth goal.
It was the No9 that then sealed England’s passage into the final with his third goal of the game, as he converted a low cross at the far post from substitute Emile Smith Rowe. Defeat for Brazil will see them play in the match for third place against Mali, on Saturday.