ABU DHABI: Brazil will play Russia in the most intriguing tie of the knockout second round at the FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013 after the concluding group matches.

European champions Russia squeezed into the second round courtesy only of finishing among the four best third-placed teams, in their case in Group D.

Brazil have been outstanding. They finished undefeated in the group stage with three wins, 15 goals in favour and only two against, reason enough for their status among favourites to win the crown.

Monday, October 28:

Italy v México (Abu Dhabi, 5pm)

Japan v Sweden (Sharjah, 5pm)

Brazil v Russia (Abu Dhabi, 8pm)

Honduras v Uzbekistan (Sharjah, 8pm)

Tuesday, October 29

Uruguay v Slovakia (Ras Al-Khaimah, 5pm)

Morocco v Cote d’Ivoire (Fujairah, 5pm)

Argentina v Tunisia (Dubai, 8pm)

Nigeria v Iran  (Al Ain, 8pm).


Total attendance: 197,062

Average attendance: 5,474

Number of goals: 120

Goal average: 3.33

Most goals : 15 Brazil

Fewest goals 0 New Zealand

Most goals conceded: 12 Iraq

Fewest goals conceded: 1 Uzbekistan

Penalties: 6 (5 converted, 1 missed)

Own goals: 1

Goals by substitutes: 17 (out of 120, 14.17pc)

Goals first half v. second half: 57 v. 63

-goals in additional time 1st half: 4

-goals in additional time 2nd half: 3

Goals in first 10 minutes: 7 (5.83pc)

Goals in last 10 minutes: 18 (15.pc)

Top goalscorer: 4 BOSCHILIA (BRA)  4 IHEANACHO Kelechi (NGA)  4 NATHAN (BRA)  4 VESTENICKY Tomas (SVK)

Youngest goalscorer: 15y 4m OBASI Chigozi (NGA), 25.10.2013 (NGA-IRQ)

Fastest goal: 0′ 55″ HASHEMI Mostafa (IRN), 19.10.2013 (IRN-ARG)

Most assists: 4 NATHAN (BRA)

Highest wins: 7-0, 17.10.2013 (Uruguay-New Zealand)

Highest-scoring matches: 1-6, 19.10.2013 (Mexico-Nigeria) ; 1-6, 20.10.2013 (United Arab Emirates-Brazil) ; 6-1, 17.10.2013 (Brazil-Slovakia) ; 7-0, 17.10.2013 (Uruguay-New Zealand)

Highest number of wins: 3 each – Brazil, Japan

Highest number of defeats: 3 each – Iraq , New Zealand , Panama, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela

Yellow cards: 102 (avg/game 2.83)

Red cards: 6 (avg/game 0.17)

Most yellow cards: 9 each – Slovakia, Venezuela

Fewest yellow cards: 0 Japan

Most red cards: 1 each – Argentina, New Zealand, Slovakia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela.

Statistics issued by: FIFA Communications & Public Affairs Division  Abu Dhabi, 25 October 2013