In a thrilling match, Germany defeated the U.S. 3-2 in the U-17 World Cup in Indonesia, knocking the United States out of the tournament. The game saw a back-and-forth between the two teams.
Germany took the lead early in the game with Charles Herrmann’s 14th-minute free kick, but Taha Habroune soon equalized for the U.S. After that, Max Moerstedt scored for Germany to put them ahead again at 2-1 before the break.
The U.S. managed to level the scores once more with David Vazquez’s 80th-minute free kick, bringing the game to a 2-2 tie. However, just minutes after coming on as a substitute, Bilal Yalcinkaya scored an 87th-minute goal for Germany, breaking the tie and dashing American hopes for a comeback.
Germany, who has never won the U17 World Cup, will face Spain in the quarterfinal on Nov. 24.