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Rooney, Kane laud ‘young talent’ after England win FIFA U-17 World Cup

England registered an emphatic 5-2 win over Spain in the FIFA U-17 World Cup final on Saturday.

IANS | Kolkata |

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.


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!”


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.

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.