International Matches - Under 17

Belgium 0 - Spain 0 (4-3 penalty shoot out)

Belgium: Svilar; Bomauw, Vanheusden, Delcroix, Foulon, Peeters, Verlinden (Vanhaecke 60'), Corryn, Antonucci, Openda, Ndayishimiye (Emmers 70').
Spain: Iñaki Peña; Alejandro Robles, Francisco García (Oriol Busquets 62'), Juan Brandaríz, Gorka Zabarte, David Subías, Manuel Morlanes, Pol Lozano, Iván Martín, Jordi Mboula (Brahim Díaz 57'), Abel Ruiz.

Goals: None.

Spain will have to wait to see if they have qualified for the under 17 European finals after they finished second in their Elite group. Santi Denia’s side came in to their last match against Belgium level with their hosts on points and goal difference, and they therefore needed a win to be sure of top spot. However despite having the better chances the tie ended without goals, and with Slovenia only drawing with Israel in the other group game, a penalty shoot out was needed to decide first and second place. Unfortunately though local keeper Svilar saved spot kicks from Lozano and Busquets, taking Belgium into the finals, and leaving Spain’s fate in the balance. They now have to wait until all eight Elite groups have been completed at the beginning of April to see if they are amongst the best seven runners up, but as only the 0-0 draws against Slovenia and Belgium count (under the UEFA regulations), they may well miss out.