As the young colts registered an emphatic 5-2 win over Spain in the final on Saturday, senior England players — Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane — joined the celebration, hailing the boys who brought home the nation’s first-ever FIFA U-17 World Cup title.
“Yessss!!! Congratulations to all involved. Been class throughout the tournament,” England’s all-time record goalscorer Rooney, who plays for Premier League club Everton, said on Twitter.
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) October 28, 2017
Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane, who will be England’s leading man in 2018 World Cup in Russia, also wished the colts, “Congrats to the U17s – a fantastic achievement!”
— Harry Kane (@HKane) October 28, 2017
Former England forward Alan Shearer also joined the thread, lauding the character of the U-17 boys calling it ‘a brilliant performance throughout the tourney’.
“Congratulations @england U17’s! Great character shown. Brilliant performances all tournament. World Cup winners!,” Shearer tweeted.
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) October 28, 2017
Former English legend Michael Owen declared his country produces “top-class” young football talent following their the maiden U-17 World Cup victory.
“Our young lions triumph again. Brilliant achievement and once again, just goes to show we produce top class young talent. Well done lads,” Owen wrote on Twitter.
Our young lions triumph again. Brilliant achievement and once again, just goes to show we produce top class young talent. Well done lads.
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) October 28, 2017