An emotional reunion of Indian players and parents in Delhi
09 October, 2017, 00:33 | Author: Douglas Reid
The India U-17 football squad will be eager to script their own fairy tale when the FIFA U-17 World Cup gets rolling on Friday.
When asked about the environment to an elder couple - Dhrub Mitra and Laxmi Mitra, they said: "We are here to support India".
Neil Armstrong's words after landing on the moon in 1969 - "It's a small step for a man but a giant leap for mankind" - would contextually be ringing true when India U17 team take to the field at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on Friday, October 6th, against U.S. in their Federation Internationale de Football Association U17 World Cup opener.
The tournament will start on Friday with four matches.
Ghana will now face the US on Monday, as a win for either side could secure qualification to the Round of 16 of the competition. First up, India tried, but could not really show the world that they belong to this league in a tournament that has produced players who would go on to become stars. Sunil Chhetri himself told us that he would give 15 years of his career to play at a World Cup. We would like to write the history for Indian football.
The United States should have had its third in the 61 minute when Carleton hit a handsome pass down the right side for Ayo Akinola who had only to the keeper to beat but hit a very poor chip with his attempt. "We will be coming into this match with a lot of respect for the Indian team".
BRAZIL: The South American nation is a three-time champion (1997, 1999 and 2003) and a hot-favourite this time as well. India seems like they're playing just to defend the ball. After hitting the post, the US collected the ball and sprung forward.
He added: "We had two possibilities in the second half, one through Komal Thatal and second through Anwar Ali".
As good as Carleton was, Goslin was the player of the game. With better finishing, this game would have been over quickly.
India saw more of the ball in the second half, but failed to make much inroads even though that made the game balanced.
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Colombia, having tasted defeat at the hands of a superior Ghana, is expected to come hard at India. This is not the way we play.
"It's big event for India to participate in a football world cup".
The first goal came from Josh Sargent in the 30th minute off penalty which some thought was a trifle harsh, though Jitender Siongh could have been a little more careful with the foul. He should have had more but final passing and field vision was lacking to either spot him making unsafe runs or completing passes to him.
According to the witnesses, it was an emotional meeting since most players belong to humble backgrounds and their parents have struggled to make ends meet.
The U.S. outshot India 19-8 and leads Group D on goal difference over Ghana, which opened with a 1-0 win over Colombia.
Finally, the defense of this team was as shaky as advertised.
Manohar Parrikar the cheif minister of Goa, Also welcomed the team and gave his best wishes for the team. Despite conceding a major size handicap to their rivals, India have stayed in the contest by virtue of keeping a remarkably disciplined structure as well as a closely-packed two-line defensive 4-2-3-2 formation.
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