Highlights, FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, India vs Colombia, Football match result: Jeakson Singh scores hosts' first goal but lose to Colombia

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Highlights, FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, India vs Colombia, Football match result: Jeakson Singh scores hosts' first goal but lose to Colombia
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    What a night for Indian football. Jeakson Singh scored India's first ever goal in a FIFA World Cup. The night ended cruelly for India though as Colombia grabbed the winner a minute after Jeakson's goal. India take on Ghana in Delhi in their last Group A match while Colombia travel to Mumbai where they will face the USA. Thank you for following our blog. Goodnight!

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    India can take a lot of positives from tonight. Dheeraj Singh has been brilliant between the sticks for India and he was responsible for keeping India in the match for an extended period of time. Boris who came back from suspension was dangerous in the attacking third and he was still running past Colombians despite sporting a heavily bandaged head. India take on Ghana in three days time and after scoring their first goal in the World Cup, they can target getting their first victory. 

  • A defeat which leaves India little to be ashamed about. Unlike the encounter against the USA, the host has emerged with far more credit today. However, the lack of experience told again while coach Matos was guilty of some strange choices. Even though India chased the match for most of the second period, he used only two substitutions. There was a case to be made for Komal Thatal's introduction as the pacy winger could have asked questions of a tiring Colombian defence.

    Colombia's head coach Restrepo, though, will be pleased that his side found its killer instinct today. He rued the missed chances against Ghana on Friday but it was the decisiveness of his side which won the match. Colombia will now hope to secure qualification when it meets the high-flying USA on Thursday.

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    FULL-TIME India 1-2 Colombia

    And that's that! Jeakson Singh's goal meant India got their first ever FIFA World Cup goal but before the nation could savour the moment, it was snatched away in cruel fashion. Juan Penaloza broke a billion hearts with his brace. India could have scored twice in the first half but it wasn't meant to be. 

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    90` India 1-2 Colombia

    Five minutes of stoppage time added on. Five minutes for India to mount a comeback. Chants of "Come on India!" rings around the stadium. 

  • It is that sinking feeling again. India achieves its historic first goal at a FIFA World Cup when Jeakson Singh heads home from a corner. But a minute later, the adverse situation for India was restored as Gustavo Carvajal found Juan Penaloza free in the box to slide home the finish. The joy swept away by misery a bit too soon. Probably driven by the euphoria of the equaliser, India switched off at the back. For the second game running, a lesson learnt with cruel overtones.

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    Nevermind the scoreline, India have their FIRST World Cup goal!!! *insert Neil Armstrong quote here*

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Preview: After putting up a brave fight against the USA in their Group A opener in the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, the Indian U-17 National Team coach Luis Norton de Matos asserted his side are ready to take on Colombia on Monday.

Colombia lost 1-0 against Ghana in the opening match of Group A and although the South-Americans are level on points with India (both have zero points), the Indian colts are at the bottom (courtesy goal difference).

A win for India would propel them to stay in contention for qualification for the next stage of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Head Coach of the Indian U-17s Luis Norton de Matos wasn't willing to read much into the opposition on Saturday but said: "The team will fight to the last minute and play with confidence giving Colombia a run for their money.

"Colombia are tough opponents and they possess the necessary elements to hurt us. We have to be on our toes all throughout and have to focus on the task at hand. They (Colombia) will also give us a tough physical fight but we are ready for it.

"We will play to win. There is no other alternative for us. Every match we play is to win and if we win against Colombia we will be creating history

"The eventual target is to secure progression to the next stage whilst taking one game at a time. The strength of the Indian team is their collective ability to play football as a combined unit and we bank on that factor to help us win against Colombia."

Matos also said his wards were shy in expressing themselves in the first group-stage fixture against the US.

"Against USA, we had a nervy start and the players were shy and could not play their game against a team of the quality of USA. It was their first match ever in a FIFA World Cup and emotions can be a little hard to control when you play in front of 55,000 people for the very first time," the Portuguese said.

Meanwhile, the players are all geared up for the next challenge.

"Winning and losing are part of football. What matters is how well we recover ourselves and learn from our losses and continue to move forward," said team's star winger Komal Thatal.

"We will give it our very best as it is a do-or-die game for us if we have to remain in contention of progression," he added.

Meanwhile, Aniket Jadhav brushed aside the pressure and said: "Pressure is always there when you play football. We had pressure in the first game and we gave the USA a very tough fight. It will be there against Colombia as well, but this time we are not looking to give a tough fight, we are looking to win."

"We have already created history by becoming the first Indian team to participate in a FIFA World Cup, now we want to create history by becoming the first Indian team to win a match in the FIFA World Cup", informed Rahul KP

Skipper Amarjit Singh said: "At the same time we have huge respect for Colombia. They are one of the best teams of their region. But this is a matter of survival for us and we will do everything to be in contention of progression."

The Indian U-17s had played Colombia in a four-nation tournament in Mexico City, Mexico where the colts lost 3-0.

When asked if the team learned anything from that outing, Matos said: "Every match is a new match as every day is a new day and playing in a FIFA World Cup is a different challenge for both teams as compared with a friendly match. It will be a different setting altogether with different tactics and technicalities."

Updated Date: Oct 09, 2017 22:43:47 IST



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