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Spain and Germany ready to vie for supremacy

The WU17 EURO culminates with Monday's Borisov decider, where Germany can claim a third final win over a Spanish side seeking to join their great rivals on four titles each.

Spain's Toña and Laia Aleixandri alongside Germany's Janina Minge and Anouschka Bernhard
Spain's Toña and Laia Aleixandri alongside Germany's Janina Minge and Anouschka Bernhard ©Sportsfile

U-17 Women's World Cup play-off: Norway v England, 14.00CET, Traktor Stadium, Minsk
 WU17 EURO final: Spain v Germany, 19.00CET, Borisov-Arena, Borisov (live on Eurosport)

Germany chase hat-trick of victories over Spain in WU17 final as competition's most-titled sides meet in Borisov on Monday
Germans have won all four of their finals, beating Spain in two – 2009 (7-0) and 2013/14 (penalties after 1-1 draw)
Both coaches predicting cagey start: "Waiting for other to make first move"
Reigning champions Spain can catch rivals on four titles, on occasion of their record sixth final (out of nine played in total)
Ominously for Iberians, coach Anouschka Bernhard has lifted trophy in every other year of reign, starting with 2011/12 debut
María Antonia Is 'Toña' can crown maiden season as head coach, having assisted in 2015 triumph in Iceland
Five-goal Lorena Navarro is joint-top scorer alongside England's Alessia Russo
Monday 19.00CET (20.00 local time) kick-off at Borisov-Arena; live coverage on Eurosport

Toña, Spain coach
We will have to be defensively solid, and we'll have to be decisive in front of goal – we can't afford to waste chances. I think it might be like the first game between us [2-2 on matchday one], because we know each so well now. Both teams will be watching and waiting for the other team's move. I think it will be really tight to begin with, but we'll see if one team gets the advantage.

Coaches Toña and Anouschka Bernhard
Coaches Toña and Anouschka Bernhard©Sportsfile

Anouschka Bernhard, Germany coach
I expect a high-level game – it will be close, evenly matched, very interesting. It will be important to find a balance between offensive and defensive play. I think the first couple of minutes will be important in order to see which gets better in the game. This will be the important moment.

Previous results
Matchday one: Germany 2-2 Spain
Matchday two: Czech Republic 0-1 Spain; Italy 0-0 Germany
Matchday three: Czech Republic 0-4 Germany; Spain 3-1 Italy
Semi-finals: Spain 4-0 Norway; England 3-4 Germany

Also on Monday third-place play-off between Norway and England to decide who wins third and final FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup slot for Jordan 2016
England boss John Griffiths: "Norway are a good team, their structure and forward line caused us problems [on matchday one]. They had a degree of flexibility"
Norway coach Lena Tyriberget: "The players know there's a World Cup to play for. That's a big deal for them"
14.00CET (15.00 local time) start at Traktor Stadium in Minsk