FIFA World Cup: Brazil Show No Mercy With Brutal 81 Shots in 9 Nil Win Against New Caledonia

FIFA World Cup: Brazil Show No Mercy With Brutal 81 Shots in 9 Nil Win Against New Caledonia

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Brazil faced off against New Caledonia in a Under-17 World Cup group-stage clash
  • The junior Selecao side had had lost in their opening fixture to Iran's national team
  • Brazil's statistics from their second U17 World Cup match are almost unbelievable

Entering the 2023 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Indonesia, Brazil harboured hopes of defending the title they secured in their previous campaign on home soil.

Unfortunately for Phelipe Leal's squad, their journey began on a sour note, suffering a 3-2 defeat to Iran in the opening fixture.

Their second match against underdogs, New Caledonia became a crucial encounter, especially considering their final group showdown with England - who had beaten the minnows 10-0.

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Vitor Reis celebrates after scoring the team's sixth goal during the FIFA U-17 World Cup Group C match between Brazil and New Caledonia at Jakarta International Stadium. Image: Alex Caparros.
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The junior Selecao, aiming for a record-equalling fifth FIFA U17 World Cup crown, as reported by FIFA, asserted their dominance, securing a commanding 3-0 lead in the first half.

The Brazilians continued the second half in the same manner in which they ended the first, adding six more goals.

Apart from the win, what captured widespread attention was the staggering shot statistics, as reported by ESPN. The junior Selecao recorded an astonishing 81 shot attempts, while New Caledonia managed only five across 90 minutes.

Fans wasted no time in expressing their astonishment and opinions on social media, reacting to Brazil's remarkable shot statistics.

Fans react to Brazil U17's shots statistics

@BossWhyt commented:

"I’ve never seen a single team have 81 shots before."

@0xMeenz, highlighting Brazil’s poor conversion rate, stated:

"To have 81 shots and only score 9 is actually pretty bad, isn’t it?"

@Prosper_Blaze could not resist dropping a meme:

"I laugh in Brazil."

@TroopassFc, who couldn’t believe his eyes, remarked:

"Is this even a match? Ref needs to end this game."

@MatchdaySaga_ perhaps summed it up best:

"This is amazing."

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Endrick escapes brutal tackle unhurt

Sports Brief previously reported on Endrick suffering a brutal sweep tackle from Corinthians' Maycon as he charged down the field in a late counter-attacking play in the 93rd minute.

The midfielder, who initially received a yellow card for the brutal tackle on the Brazilian rising star, was subsequently sent off with a red after the Video Assistant Referee intervened.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).