England finished fifth at the Cerebral Palsy football World Championships after a 2-0 victory against the Republic of Ireland at St George’s Park on Saturday 27th June.
A first-half strike from Matthew Crossen who then set up England skipper Jack Rutter, in the second-half was enough for the Three Lions to secure the win.
England reached the 5th and 6th place play-off match after losing their semi-final to Russia and then beating USA 10-0.
The hosts fifth-place finish means they have secured qualification for Great Britain at the Paralympics in Rio next year.
Tournament favourites Russia won the tournament after beating Ukraine 1-0 in the final while Brazil finished third after defeating Netherlands 6-0.
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By Aaron Fowler