Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Penaloza brace breaks Indian hearts in Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup

Penaloza brace breaks Indian hearts in Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup

This India-Colombia clash will also fall in the same bracket and the home crowd could have a wonderful night if India collect their first ever World Cup point on Monday.

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Colombia coach Orlando Restrepo lauded India's performance on Monday and said the hosts should be proud of their fighting spirit. Coach Luis Norton de Matos was not happy with the outcome of the opening game, and he would be hoping that his players put up a better show against the South American giants.

The first three days of the competition, so far, has produced lots of goals, and some tight affair between top teams, making it an interesting tournament in the past three days.

They were on the ball from the word go and even though the Colombians had more of possession, India very much managed to make their presence felt.

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The match willplayed at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from 8 PM.

In the country's maiden appearance in any World Cup game, India got a taste of the cut-throat world of worldwide football as they were blanked 3-0 by the U.S. in the tournament's opening night at a almost packed stadium. In the cut-throat world of worldwide football, Colombia may be many, many rungs above India, but the host nation had the momentum on this night. With both teams failing to break the deadlock, India went into the breather with their heads held high, but bemoaning their luck. India were in with a chance as long they maintained their concentration and shape.

"Both Colombia and United States of America coaches said we were a hard opponent for them and that is a testimony to how much we have improved as a team".

The assist was made by captain Thomas Gutierrez, and as the ball found the back of the net, the Colombian team ran towards their dugout and celebrated.

In the 15th minute, forward Abhijit Sarkar got the first chance for India from the box, but the close-range shot was prevented by Colombian goalkeeper Kevin Mier.

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