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Spain edged out by Brazil

A Leonardo goal was enough for Brazil to defeat Spain in the FIFA Under-17 World Championship final.

A goal from Leonardo gave Brazil a record third FIFA Under-17 World Championship title with a 1-0 victory against Spain in Helsinki.

Early winner
The only goal of the game arrived after seven minutes, as Brazilian captain Joao's curling 20-metre free-kick hit the post and rebounded to the feet of Leonardo, who made no mistake.

Bruno inspired
Spain created a number of good goalscoring opportunities but were unable to convert any after falling behind. The second half was an even affair, with Spain finding Brazil's goalkeeper Bruno in fine form.

First final
The game at Helsinki's Toolo stadium was the first FIFA final on artificial turf, which the world governing body sees as a way of promoting football in countries where it is difficult to maintain a good year-round playing surface.

Argentina take third
Earlier on Saturday, Argentina defeated Colombia 5-4 on penalties after the third-place play-off had finished 1-1.