(Sporting Alert) — A Valmir Berisha hattrick piloted the debutant Sweden to an impressive 4-1 victory over Argentina in the FIFA U-17 World Cup third place game in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Berisha opened the scoring after just seven-minutes in the contest and added another, his team’s third in the 24th minute in helping to guide Sweden to a 3-1 lead at the interval.
The forward completed his hat-trick and put the game to bed when he headed home his team’s fourth in the 56th minute for the 4-1 win at Mohamed Bin Zayed Stadium.
Midfielder Carlos Strandberg adding a goal for Sweden in the first half.
Lucio Compagnucci scored the only goal for Argentina in the 44th minute when he headed home from close range. The score was 3-1 at the time.
Both teams were defeated 3-0 in their semi-final clashes earlier this week and Sweden will be delighted to leave their first FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament with a consolation silverware.