India gave a good account of themselves in the biggest stage despite dropping 0-3 to USA. in their opening match of Group A of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Friday night. US captain Josh Sargent scored the opening goal of the game with a 31-minute penalty. India improved their lead game after coming down, but despite some good passes, could not find the killer ball. Defender Chris Durkin doubled the US lead. In the minute 51, while Andrew Carleton scored the third to put the brightness on the scoreboard.
As predicted coach Luis Norton de Matos, the United States made a wave of attacks throughout the game and India stayed to defend its citadel for most of the game. While the US had several opportunities, India only had a pair of clear look at the goal.
Thatal midfielder, India’s best insight today (Friday), wasted an opportunity in the second half when his pitch was off target, while Anwar Ali’s scraped shot in the 83rd minute hit the horizontal.
For India, Komal Thatal and Aniket Jadhav impressed while Dheeraj Singh, at goal from India, made brilliantly for the hosts, or India could have conceded even more goals. After the game, Twitterati celebrated the courageous effort of the Colts Indians.