FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, India vs USA - As it happened...

Zee Media Bureau Oct 06, 2017, 22:10 PM IST,

India, on Friday, made a historic FIFA debut, but a dominant USA side stole the spotlight with a stunning 3-0 victory at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi

Welcome to the Live Coverage of India’s debut match in a FIFA World Cup. It is India against USA in their opener at the U-17 World Cup, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. Here you can catch the Live commentary and updates (Where can you watch it online?)



21:55 IST – The full time whistle is gone and that's that for India. 0-3 defeat in their historic opener against USA 



21:52 IST– Three minutes of added time 



21:46 IST – Andrew Carleton dribbled it past the keeper and made it 3-0 for USA. India hit the cross-bar at the other end, their only attempt at goal and then...  



21:36 IST – Andrew Carleton in a bid to make it 3-0 for USA....but hits the side net. Meanwhile India coach de Matos asking his side to slow things down



21:30 IST – India make two changes – Abhijit comes off, Rahim in and Ninthoi is replaced by Naorem. Can India now even look to pull one back?





21:12 IST – USA doubled their advantage over the host nation as Chris Durkin found the net. Too many defenders in front of Dheeraj and that was the error on their behalf



21:10 IST – USA decodes the Indian defence line, got through, made an attempt and Dheeraj stretched out to make a clinical save. Deviated the ball and it was in time cleared off the box.




21:06 IST: The second-half of the game is underway




20:50 IST – And the half-time whistle goes. One or two glimpses of a positive attack in the fag-end of the first-half, but coach was surely unhappy with that penalty that India gave away. 



20:44 IST – Aniket Jadhav struggled to curl in a cross from the left wing, failed. US defender, just in time, cleared the opportunity



20:34 IST –Clumsy challenge by defender Jitendra and USA skipper Sargent went down as referee immediately signalled for a penalty. The skipper took the opportunity and struck it down to the bottom left corner and 1-0 up for the Americans  



20:29 IST – First corner for the hosts and wasted opportunity



20:28 IST –India relying heavily on their defence line while the American team going all out attacking against the hosts. In fact, their defenders are at times, or most of the times at the centre half.  



20:23 IST – Defender Rahul made an excellent clearance just in time to deny the Americans a chance to find the net 



20:18 IST – Goalkeeper Dheeraj forced to make a save after the defender failed to clear the ball off the box.



20:10 IST – India turning in towards a strong defence line. USA looking strong with their dominance in possession



20:06 IST– USA make a strong start in their opener. Have already broken in twice.  




19:57 IST – PM Narendra Modi along with the other dignitariess made his way onto the field to meet the two teams




Others on the list to be felicitated are – Baichung Bhutia, Sunil Chhetri, 'Black Buck' IM Vijayan, Former Indian Captain Syed Nayeemuddin and Oinam Bembem Devi










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UPDATES: Meanwhile, riding on Ibrahim's first-half goal, Ghana pulled off a stunner at JLN Stadium in their first match against Colombia. And with that came three points for the African nation. On the other hand, in Navi Mumbai, Kiwi skipper Max Mata pulled off a last-minute eqauliser as New Zealand-Turkey encounter ended in a 1-1 draw






New Delhi: And the time has come. 2017 FIFA under-17 World Cup is just moments away from a grand kick-off as hosts India are all geared up to make their first major appearance in a FIFA tournament. Well, they are up against the formidable United States of America in the opener at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, today. 


The Indian Colts bagged their participation ticket on grounds of being the hosts. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) did send players for matches in Europe and then Mexico to gear the U-17 team for their first major tournament. (IND vs USA: Match Preview)


The USA team, battled their way up to the finals of the CONCACAF U-17 Championship, earlier in April but eventually finished runners-up behind Mexico. So, that is how they ensured their qualification. Maybe not trophy favourites, but surely a better side when they step in for the opener at JLN Stadium. ( Where to watch it online?)

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