England started their World Cup campaign with a 3-0 win over Brazil in Wellington.
FIFA Women's U17 World Cup
12 midnight (GMT), Wednesday 29 October 2008
Wellington, New Zealand
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England have got their tournament off to the best possible start as they beat Brazil 3-0 in Wellington, with a brace from Danielle Carter and a further goal from Lauren Bruton.
Brazil defender Ketlen made the first opening with a skillful run after just six minutes and then provided a fierce cross which Lauren Davey did well to hold.
Twice in the first period Lucy Staniforth broke through on the right for England, but in both cases her crosses were wasted, Isobel Christiansen gliding the ball wide and Carter shooting straight at Aline in the Brazil goal.
Brazil's best chance of the half came when Juliana Cardozo volleyed a speculative shot at goal from 35 yards; it evaded Daley but came down off the underside of the bar.
Thais had been causing England problems on the right throughout, and she nearly carved out an opening goal for Brazil when she cut the ball back for Raquel three minutes after the interval; the Brazilian striker, however, put the ball over the bar.
Just as it seemed the game was heading for a draw in the last 20 minutes England came to life. Carter was rewarded for her fine work up front on 71 minutes, when Jessica Holbrook latched onto a long ball out of defence and played the striker in to expertly slide the ball past Aline with the outside of her right foot.
The Brazilian keeper, injured in the challenge, was replaced by Eduarda, whose first task was to pick the ball out of the net as Christiansen sent a smart pass through to Lauren Bruton on the left, who finished with aplomb on 75 minutes.
England sealed the result on 89 minutes, when substitute Paige Eli wriggled through the Brazilian defence on the left and slipped the ball through to Carter, who turned her marker neatly and fired home.
Lois Fidler said: "We went into this game as underdogs, and I think people possibly underestimated us. I can't fault the players, they prepared thoroughly for this game and deserved the win. Brazil are a fantastic side with loads of flair, and we've managed to get a great result against them today."
1 Aline (12 Eduarda 74'), 4 Tuani (c), 5 Bruna, 6 Rafaelle, 7 Thais, 9 Raquel, 10 Beatriz (18 Juliana 19'), 11 Franciele (20 Ana Caroline 56'), Fernanda, 15 Juliana Cardozo, 17 Ketlen
Substitutes Not Used
2 Thatiane, 8 Rafaela Baroni, 13 Carine, 16 Taiana, 19 Rafaela
1 Lauren Davey, 2 Rachel Daly (12 Lucy Bronze 69’), 3 Naomi Chadwick, 4 Jessica Holbrook (19 Paige Eli 86’), 5 Jodie Jacobs, 6 Gemma Bonner, 8 Jordan Nobbs (c), 9 Danielle Carter, 10 Isobel Christiansen, 11 Lucy Staniforth (7 Rebecca Jane 61'), 16 Lauren Bruton
Substitutes not used
13 Amy Carr, 14 Stephanie Marsh, 15 Jemma Rose, 17 Sarah Wiltshire, 18 Rachel Pitman, 20 Kirsty Linnett, 21 Julianna Draycott
Michelle Pye (Canada)
Mayte Chavez (Mexico), Emperatriz Ayala (Slovenia)