India lose to Colombia at FIFA U-17 World Cup

10 October, 2017, 00:29 | Author: Douglas Reid
  • India scored their first goal in FIFA U-17 World Cup against Colombia on Monday but were pegged back less than a minute later

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 could hit Colombia on the counter as they hold a high defensive line where Komal Thatal is expected to create chances and striker Aniket Jadhav needs to finish whatever chances come his way.

However, Jeakson Thounaojam scored India's first-ever goal in a Federation Internationale de Football Association competition, with a superb header, thus equalising the scoreline.

India responded by scoring the equaliser from a corner delivered by Sanjeev Stalin which was headed in by Jeakson, who was left unmarked at the near post.

India went down fighting 0-3 against a robust US in their opening match. This was in the in the beginning of the Group A match.

India played their maiden World Cup game, against U.S., at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium last night.

An emotional reunion of Indian players and parents in Delhi
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. When asked about the environment to an elder couple - Dhrub Mitra and Laxmi Mitra, they said: "We are here to support India ".

But, to the disappointment of the thousands occupying the stands, Abhijeet Sarkar, having found a clear view of the goal, shot over in the 16th minute. However, he also made a serious allegation against the match official in charge on the field, "The first goal was not a mistake of our team".

"The only issue is in the offensive which is the most hard aspect in football".

"We had a plan before the game and we stuck to it", de Matos said. "The gap is big, big for sure", he said before continuing, "Some of the Colombian players play in the first league in Colombia".

Penaloza eventually put Colombia ahead in the 51st minute. The midfielder ran to the edge of the box and kept the Indian defenders guessing with his deft footwork, before unleashing a rasping left-footed volley to the bottom left corner of Dheeraj Singh's post.

India's number one goalkeeper, on this occasion, had no chance even though he had another brilliant night under the bar pulling off a couple incredible saves, showing nice anticipation.

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