Uzbekistan won their first FIFA U-17 World Cup finals since 2013 thanks to a resounding 3-0 victory over Canada thanks to two goals from Amirbek Saidov and an own goal from Richard Chukwu.
After just seven minutes, Uzbekistan’s captain Lazizbek Mirzaev struck the crossbar with a free kick, giving them enough time to threaten the Canada goal.
They wouldn’t have to wait long to take the lead, though, as Ollabergan Karimov whipped a dangerous cross towards the Canada goal just fifteen minutes later, and Chukwu could only divert it into his own net.
In barely two minutes, Jamoliddin Rakhmatullaev’s team extended their lead as they persisted in pressing. Once more, Karimov was involved as Saidov scored Uzbekistan’s second goal of the game with a defence-splitting assist from him.
With nine minutes remaining, the White Wolves secured a comfortable lead when goalie Muhammadyusuf Sobirov sent a long ball forward that Nathaniel Abraham in the Canada goal mishandled, allowing Saidov to tap into an open net.