FIFA U-17 WC: Battle finale between the No. 9s

Rhian Brewster is carrying the aspirations of the English brigade while while Spain will look to its captain Abel Ruiz to fire it to glory.

England's Rhian Brewster (left) has seven goals to his name, while Spaniard Abel Ruiz has found the net six times.   -  K. Murali Kumar / Ritu Raj Konwar

When England takes on Spain in the final of the Under-17 World Cup this will trigger a lot of individual contests within the big fight, which eventually will determine the team walking away with the glittering trophy.

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The best of this certainly is likely to be the fight between the two No. 9s in the opposing sides. One brings the tradition and class of the English giant Liverpool FC while the other represents the flair and formidability of Catalan giant, FC Barcelona. Rhian Brewster is carrying the aspirations of the English brigade while Abel Ruiz is the Spanish marksman.

Brewster has dominated the headlines so far, scoring two hat-tricks in successive matches while Ruiz has been the main source of goals for the Spaniards. What makes Brewster more effective inside the box is his uncanny goal-poaching ability that comes from a sense of getting the markers on the wrong side.

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Ruiz is also a fine striker who likes to use his physique to good use inside the striking zone. He has shown good agility and control inside the box and is quite effective in finding the target from difficult positions.

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