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In FIFA Under-17 World Cup Group D, European powerhouse Spain notched up a 4-0 victory over Niger while Brazil defeated North Korea 2-0 at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi today. Spanish striker Abel Ruiz scored twice while Cesar Gelabert and Sergio Gomez found the target once. It was a must-win game for Spain after losing the opening game of Group D to Brazil on Saturday. 

In other Group D match, two second half goals by Lincoln and Paulinho helped Brazil to win against North Korea. With this win Brazil are now top in Group D with two wins out of two and are through to the round of sixteen. 

In two Group C games of the today, Iran beat Germany 4-0 while Costa Rica drew with Guinea 2-2 at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda near Madgaon, Goa. Younes Delfi scored twice for Iran in the first half while Allahyar Sayyad and Vahid Namdari rounded of the scoring for the Asian champions

In other match, Yecxy Jarquin gave Costa Rica the lead but Guinea equalized minutes later through Fandje Toure. Andres Gomez again gave Costa Rica the lead in the second half but once again the lead was squandered with Ibrahima Soumah scoring in last 10 minutes.

Iran now tops the Group C table with six points, Germany are second with three points, while Costa Rica are third and Guinea are at the bottom.

In FIFA U-17 today, In Group E clashes, France and Japan lock horns at 5 p.m. at Guwahati's Indira Gandhi Stadium, while Honduras will take on New Caledonia at 8 p.m.

In group F fixtures, at Kolkata's Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Iraq will be up against Chile at 5 p.m. and England will take on Mexico at 8 p.m.

Iran tops the Group C table with six points, Germany are second with three points, while Costa Rica are third and Guinea are at the bottom.



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