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In the first of Saturday's two quarter-finals, England defeated the Republic of Ireland 1-0 at the SRC Velika Gorika Stadium here.
Saturday's other quarter-final saw Germany come from behind to defeat the Netherlands 2-1 in Zapresic.
Welcoming the four teams, Tournament Director of the Local Organising Committee for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Javier Ceppi said, "It is very exciting to have four teams qualified from Europe so far, and we are waiting for the last one on the 16th. This brings the confirmed teams to 19, and the quality of all the teams so far promises an unforgettable World Cup."
The fifth and final European spot for the U-17 World Cup will be determined via a play-off between the two best-ranked losing quarter-finalists on Tuesday.
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