USA Winning goal - Joe Scally scores from the penalty mark (1)

Nantwich Town hosted their second U17s International Youth Tournament match when Brazil lost 3-2 to USA at the Weaver Stadium, writes Jonathan White.

Brazil once again playing in their iconic yellow, green and blue strip, and led 2-1 at half-time.

But the USA gave a spirited second-half fightback to seal a 2-3 win with a late penalty from Joe Scally in front of 1,027.

The match is part of the U17s International Youth Tournament featuring the Young Lions, Brazil, Russia and USA during October.

Sunday’s match was preceded by large Brazil and Stars & Stripes flags displayed by Nantwich Town ballboys on the pitch, the playing of both national anthems and an exchange of pennants between the team captains.

Large flags were also prominently displayed in The Whitby Morrison Ice Cream Vans Stand.

Pre-match - USA team (1)

Nantwich Town FC’s internet radio channel – Dabbers Radio – broadcast live commentary of the game around the world.

The victorious USA squad stayed on the pitch after the match to pose for selfies with the fans.

Nantwich Town FC’s Weaver Stadium is the only venue to host more than one match in the tournament.

Earlier the same day, England U17 beat Russia U17 3-0 in front of 1,472 fans at the Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium in Shrewsbury.

As the top-ranked team, England have received a bye into the elite qualifying round of the 2019 Euros, with those matches taking place in March.

The remaining fixtures are: England v Brazil (Kick-off 7pm, Tuesday October 16 – New Bucks Head Stadium, AFC Telford United); Russia v USA (Kick-off 7pm, Tuesday October 16 – Wincham Park, Witton Albion).

USA Winning goal - Joe Scally scores from the penalty mark and celebrates with teammates (1)

USA keeper Damian Las watches the ball (1)

Pre-match - officials and team captains with pennants (1)

Pre-match - players and mascots enter field (1)

Foul - penalty to the USA - scored by Joe Scally to win the match (1)

Full-time - USA players celebrate (1)

Brazil player Yan Bueno Couto and US player Griffin Yow fight for the ball (1)

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