Paraguay into final 16, India confronting elimination

  • Matchday Two in Groups A and B
  • Paraguay positive of a last-16 spot
  • USA win again, India confronting exit

DAY REPLAYED – USA and Paraguay were Monday’s large winners during the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. With their second win in dual games, a Stars and Stripes are most positive of a mark in a Round of 16, though a hosts have now mislaid both matches and keep customarily a slim possibility of reaching a knockout stages. However, India did have means for jubilee after Jeakson Thounaojam scored a country’s first-ever idea in a FIFA competition.

In Group B, Paraguay took a points opposite New Zealand to book their place in a final 16 with a diversion to spare, while Mali, finalists during a final U-17 World Cup, claimed their initial win of a tournament.

The games
Group A
Ghana 0-1 USA
India 1-2 Colombia

Group B
Turkey 0-3 Mali
Paraguay 4-2 New Zealand

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What we learned
#Footballtakesover. Indian supporters had high hopes, as they took to their seats during the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi to support a horde republic opposite Colombia. Despite a energetic performance, India’s U-17 World Cup journey will expected come to an finish after their third organisation diversion opposite Ghana. Yet, a passion worried among a locals has been immense. When Thounaojam done it 1-1 in a 82nd notation opposite Colombia, a track was rocking and a fad for football was tangible. That exhilaration was punctured rather when Juan Penaloza netted a visitors’ winning idea true after a restart, though a sound a home throng generated will live prolonged in a memory.

Celebrations come later. Scoring a idea is customarily a reason to celebrate, though that was not a box for Mali’s Djemoussa Traore, who notched his side’s opening idea opposite Turkey. Instead, Traore stood prosaic on a by-line, simply kissing his palm and looking adult to a heavens, and his team-mates were likewise pale in their response. Traore explained all during a final whistle. “After a better to Paraguay, we were all unequivocally unhappy and we challenged ourselves to be totally focused in this game. We customarily wanted to applaud when a pursuit was finished,” he pronounced to The stream African champions were evidently assured of feat when a second and third goals arrived in a second half, as they distinguished both in a common manner. 

Misfortunes never come alone. For Paraguay’s Alexis Duarte, Matchday Two was a day to forget. Alan Rodriguez got a South Americans off to a ideal start with a idea reduction than 120 seconds in opposite New Zealand, though Duarte unwittingly incited a compare upside down with dual possess goals (20′, 34′), as dual attempted clearances finished adult in his possess net. The compare had a happy finale for a unsuccessful Duarte, however, as Anibal Vega scored twice (75′, 78′) to give the Albirroja the win and book their place in a final 16.

The stat of a day
22 – Ghana’s 1-0 better to USA brought an considerable run to an end: for a initial time in 22 matches – and 20 years – a Black Starlets unsuccessful to measure in a FIFA U-17 World Cup match. On Matchday One, they had damaged a record for scoring in uninterrupted matches during a contest when they edged past Colombia 1-0, carrying formerly common a record of 21 uninterrupted games with Germany.

The quote
“I’m really unapproachable of a team, that was a good performance. It was a hint we need for football in this country. We can work good and grasp success in a destiny with this team.”
India manager Luis Norton de Matos

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