England secure fifth at Cerebral Palsy World Championships

England v Ireland
Fifth place is England's best ever finish at the Cerebral Palsy World Championships

England secured fifth place at the Cerebral Palsy World Championships with a 2-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland at St George's Park.

Matthew Crossen scored one before assisting Jack Rutter as Keith Webb's side followed up Friday's 10-0 win over the United States.

The fifth-place finish also secures Rio 2016 Paralympics qualification for Great Britain.

Webb said he was "delighted for all the players and staff to make it to Rio".

He added: "It's great to finish fifth in a world championship, the highest we've ever finished. There's been a lot of hard work gone into it."

Russia defeated Ukraine 1-0 in the final while Brazil claimed third place with a 6-0 success over the Netherlands.

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