Georgia Stanway produced a penalty masterclass as England came from behind to beat Brazil 2-1 and qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup quarter-finals at the South Americans' expense. Stanway scored twice from the spot, cancelling out Kerolin's opener, to seal a thoroughly deserved win for the Young Lionesses and set up a likely quarter-final meeting with Group D leaders Japan.
With a win guaranteeing progression for either side, the stakes could hardly have been higher - and this was reflected in a tense opening to the match. What few chances there were fell the way of the English, and the best of them was spurned by Grace Smith, who headed over from five yards after being picked out by Alessia Russo's inch-perfect free-kick from the right.
But when a goal did finally come, with nine minutes of the half remaining, it was Brazil - against the run of play - who claimed it. England were undone by a straightforward long ball over the top of their defence, with the pacey Kerolin springing the offside trap before racing through, steadying herself and drilling a precise right-foot shot into the bottom-left corner from 14 yards.
Falling behind was cruel on John Griffiths's side, but they refused to allow their heads to drop and deservedly drew level three minutes into first-half stoppage time. Stanway was the scorer, sending Kemelli the wrong way with a powerful and perfectly judged penalty into the top-left corner after the Brazil keeper had been penalised for clumsily bundling over Anna Patten.
The Manchester City forward wasn't finished yet either and, with England continuing to dominate, she was presented with another penalty on the hour-mark when Tainara brought down Niamh Charles. And while it seemed impossible to match the power and precision of her first spot-kick, somehow Stanway managed - just - with another high shot, this time to the other corner, that rebounded in off the underside of the bar.
Brazil had no answer, and while they threw players forward in the closing stages, England held on comfortably for a result that secures second spot in Group C and a hard-earned place in the last eight.
Live Your Goals Player of the Match: Alessia Russo (ENG)