The Indian U-17 side wrote history as they represented the country in the first ever FIFA World Cup competition and the boys in blue did justice to the game as they gave it all against visitors USA. Despite losing 3-0 to Josh Sargent led side, the Indian colts proved they can be of unannounced threat and upset any big opponent further in the World Cup. India will next face a heavily skilled Colombian side in the second game of the competition at the Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Stadium in New Delhi. Both India and Colombia have lost their opening games against USA and Ghana respectively and this will be a must win clash for the two teams.
Though the Indian boys impressed with some trickery and skills against the Americans, the South American giants will be the favourites going into the crunch game. They have a rich history in the tournament having garnered two semi-final appearances in two World Cups before. The Los Cafetros 6th appearance in the competition to India’s none will see all the bets go in their favour, added they also would be desperate to open their account in the competition.
Komal Thatal and Aniket Jadhav were two stand-outs in the opener but the pace in India’s play got back only after the inclusion of striker Rahim Ali and midfielder Nongdamba Norem. Thatal was flair upfront but to his frustration not a single stride of his got converted as Indians failed to execute their attack strategy. Defender Boris Singh will be expected in the Indian backline after serving suspension in the game against USA which will boost India’s chances in the game.
Colombia had a similar outing against African top side Ghana who took 3 points home leading with a goal from forward Sadiq Ibrahim who capitalised from a faulty clearance by Colombian defender Kevin Mier. The last few minutes saw Colombia produce scary runs in Ghanaian half with winger Leandro Campaz particularly troubling the backline but Ghana managed to thwart any threats and started their World Cup, 2017 campaign with a win.
Where and how to watch the online live streaming of India vs Colombia FIFA U-17 world cup 2017?
The India vs Colombia match in the FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2017 can be watched both on TV and online networks. The match will be telecasted live on Sony TV network and online at Sonyliv.com. You can follow Newsx.com for live updates from the India vs Colombia clash from the JLN stadium.
When and what time is the India vs Colombia FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 match?
The match is on 9th October, 2017, the match will be played from 8 PM IST at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.
Where and how to watch the live TV coverage of India vs Colombia FIFA U-17 world cup 2017? Which Channel will have the match live?
The India vs Colombia U-17 FIFA World Cup match can be seen live on SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY ESPN, SONY ESPN HD and SONY TEN 3.
What are the Squads for India vs Colombia FIFA U-17 world cup 2017 match?
Goalkeepers: Dheeraj Singh, Prabhsukhan Gill, Sunny Dhaliwal
Defenders: Boris Singh, Jitendra Singh, Anwar Ali, Sanjeev Stalin, Hendry Antonay, Namit Deshpande
Midfielders: Suresh Singh, Ninthoinganba Meetei, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Abhijit Sarkar, Komal Thatal, Lalengmawia, Jeakson Singh, Nongdamba Naorem, Rahul Kannoly Praveen, Md. Shahjahan
Forwards: Rahim Ali, Aniket Jadhav
Goalkeepers: Nicolás Gómez, Kevin Mier, Daniel Melo
Defenders: Andrés Cifuentes, Guillermo Tegue
Midfielders: Christian Andrade, Thomas Gutiérrez, Andrés Perea, Bryan Gomez, Juan Penaloza, Robert Mejia, Yadir Meneses, Gustavo Carjaval, Fabian Angel, Etilso Martinez
Forwards: Leandro Campaz, Luiz Lopez, Santiago Barrero, Deiber Caicedo, Deyman Cortes, Juan Vidal