World: World Cup U17
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Argentina U17
Germany U17
P. Brunner (9), P. Brunner (58), M. Moerstedt (69)
By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Germany reach U17 World Cup final with penalty win over Argentina

A dramatic penalty shootout victory saw Germany beat Argentina in the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup to book their place in the final.
Germany reached the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Indonesia on Tuesday with a penalty shootout victory over Argentina.

In a dramatic affair, Germany broke the deadlock through Paris Brunner nine minutes into the game, but Argentina came from behind to lead 2-1 at the break thanks to a double from Agustin Ruberto.

Germany bounced back to take the lead after the break, with Brunner scoring his second before Max Moerstedt made it 3-2.

It looked as if the Germans would hold on for the win until the final whistle, but then Ruberto struck deep into stoppage time to complete his hat-trick and send the game to penalties.

Germany eventually won the shootout 4-2 after Brunner stepped up to score the decisive penalty.

France and Mali will meet in the other semi-final later on Tuesday, with the final taking place on Saturday.

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