Friday, 20 October, 2017

India succumb to 1-2 defeat against Colombia

Colombia will take on Ghana on the opening day of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in New Delhi Colombia will take on Ghana on the opening day of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in New Delhi
Clarence Duncan | 10 October, 2017, 00:32

Ghana remained on three points after two matches with their 1-0 win over Colombia on the opening day of the tournament and will face India in their final group match.

The thirsty children, after braving the heat for hours and cheering their team for the entire first half, were forced to fight for as basic an amenity as water.

They were on the ball from the word go and even though the Colombians had more of possession, India very much managed to make their presence felt. India lost the match 2-1 but Jeakson Singh Thaunaojam ensured that he gave the Indian fans something to cheer about and true to its form Twitterati could not help but hail the youngster's heroic attempt at giving India a win in the Under-17 World Cup.

India lost by a slender 1-2 margin to Colombia in a Group A fixture of the Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Monday.

The name Jeakson Singh Thaunaojam will go down in history for all eternity because the young player became the first Indian footballer to score in a Football World Cup.

The India vs Colombia match will be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi and is a Group A matchup.

"In the first match against US also (in which India lost 0-3), the ball hit the post and on the counter they (USA) scored".

They should come up with an improved performance against a stronger Colombian unit. "The gap is big, big for sure", he said before continuing, "Some of the Colombian players play in the first league in Colombia". The pain on coach Luis Norton de Matos was palpable as the Indians once fumbled after coming so close.

Juan Penaloza's rasping 49th-minute left footer put the South Americans ahead.

The assist was made by captain Thomas Gutierrez, and as the ball found the back of the net, the Latin Americans ran towards their dugout and celebrated.

Down by a goal in this crucial encounter, India looked eager to respond as Meetei delivered a cross from the right flank, only to find Rahul Kanoly's shot wide off the target.

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