FIFA U17 World Cup: India 0-3 USA
India 0-3 USA: USA thrashed tournament debutants India 3- 0 in the second match of Group A.
In the 30th minute USA went ahead through Sargent’s penalty, after conceding the first goal the Indian Attack showed a much better display and had nearly scored a goal. USA were looking more confident on the ball and were both physically and technically ahead of India in all departments of the game. USA created a lot of chances through the attacks from wings but India somehow managed to hold their attacks, team India on the other hand were doing a great job at defense but their midfielders and forwards were not upto the mark.The First Half ended with US leading the game.
In the second half USA made the scoreline 2-0 with a Durkin Volley in the 51st minute.Abhijit Sarkar and Ninthoi who did not played well and was subbed with Rahim Ali and Nongdamba as a result this improved India’s attack a lot.
In the 83rd minute India nearly scored their first goal when Anwar’s volley from Komal’s corner hit the crossbar. After the rebound charlton scored the third goal and secured USA’s first win in the U17 World Cup 2017.
However despite their first loss,the Indian Site looked much confident.Although there was a lot of mispasses in Indian Midfield,they managed to put up a fight against the Yanks.Komal Thatal impressed the Fans with his skills and shook the US defense many times.But in the end India was unable to find the goal.
India No.10 Abhijit Sarkar did not managed to play his part today, While Goalkeeper Dheeraj did put up some fabulous save but that was not enough to save the Blue Tigers from their loss.
However though this is the first match for India in a FIFA event we can expect a good performance from them in their next match against Colombia.