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Penalty heartbreak for Brewster and England in U17 Euro final

Penalty heartbreak for Brewster and England in U17 Euro final

Spain have won the UEFA Under-17 Championship for the third time after beating England on penalties in Varazdin.

The Liverpool Academy striker played the whole game in Croatia, where the young Lions led twice in normal time before the tie concluded in a hard-fought 2-2 draw.

Phil Foden's stunning second-half strike had restored England's lead after Callum Hudson-Odoi's opener had been cancelled out by Spain defender Morey before the interval.

But with the last touch of the game deep in stoppage time, Nacho Diaz headed home Jose Alonso's corner and Spain followed up their semi-final defeat of Germany by holding their nerve in another penalty shootout.

His country's run to the final nevertheless capped off a season of remarkable progress for the young Reds forward, who bagged three goals for England during the group stage.

"We should be proud, " Cooper told the Football Association's official website. "My emotion is pride and although it doesn't feel it now this experience will be a good one when we get over it and we can do a little bit better in future tournaments". "It's never good when you lose on penalties".

Rhian Brewster's effort then hit the inside of a post and after Joel Latibeaudiere blazed his penalty over the crossbar, Sergio Gomez and Victor Chust both scored to earn Spain victory.