United States beats host India 3-0 in Under-17 World Cup opener

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This WC is the first step towards building a strong future for Indian football. That history-making epoch has passed. India U-17 didn't play the FIFA U-17 World Cup and it is the first match for India to play FIFA Qualify. The Prime Minister welcomed all 24 participating teams in the country and gave them their best wishes.Mr Modi said, "I welcome all the teams participating in the Under-17 football World Cup and give them their best wishes".

Colombia, however, have no problems when it comes to short passing and maintaining possession of the ball. Too much power from Komal and the ball sailed over for a goal-kick.

In the 30th minute, US were awarded a penalty and Sargent scored from the spot to give the opponents the lead. One of the things that let India down against United States of America was their passing and that was what coach Luis Norton De Matos concentrated on in the final practice session. De Matos' crowding out strategy failed to work. "The eventual target is to secure progression to the next stage whilst taking one game at a time", he said. In the 51st minute, Chris Durkin's shot from inside the box took a wicked deflection leaving Dheeraj bewildered as US doubled their lead.

The country's under-17 teams had enjoyed its best period during the 1990s, lifting the trophy in 1991 (Italy) and 1995 (Ecuador).

It was Ghana who drew the first blood in the 39th minute with Ibrahim connecting a fine cross from the left by captain Eric Ayiah. The feat of playing in India's first-ever Federation Internationale de Football Association tournament should spur them to give more than a 100% on the field.

"We had a nervy start against USA". For now, at least. But India did not have defenders back to guard against a quick counterattack. The Americans' results from the fag end of 2016 include a 4-0 win over Brazil and a 7-1 thrashing of Portugal.

"I'm sure that they'll be fighting until the last second of the match".

Although other nations would clearly have better experienced and talented players, the FIFA World Cup is an excellent way India can make its presence felt in the field of football as well as provide exposure and experience to its young football stars. "It will be a different setting altogether with different tactics and technicalities". And the next game against Colombia could well be an opportunity for them to show their resilience. We have to be on our toes throughout and focus on the task at hand. He even counted the crowd in his playing team when the coach said that they wanted to play with the 12 players instead of 11.

When asked about the environment to an elder couple - Dhrub Mitra and Laxmi Mitra, they said: "We are here to support India". It looked as if the Indians had opening day nerves.

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