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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Jeakson Singh's goal and other top moments as picked by Firstpost writers
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Jeakson Singh's goal and other top moments as picked by Firstpost writers

After a pulsating World Cup drew to a close after 22 days of action, Firstpost asked it writers to name their most memorable moment of the 2017 edition. Here's what they picked:

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Germany returned to efficient best against Colombia to banish ghosts of Iran loss
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Germany returned to efficient best against Colombia to banish ghosts of Iran loss

On current form, one would give Germany more than a fighting chance of making it further in this tournament. Black Tuesday is a thing of the past. Germany’s memories will now be dominated by Marvellous Monday.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Germany coach unperturbed by possible face-off with Brazil in quarter-final
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Germany coach unperturbed by possible face-off with Brazil in quarter-final

Germany outclassed Colombia 4-0 in their round of 16 match and in the quarter-finals in Kolkata on 22 October, they meet the winner of the pre-quarter-final match between Brazil and Honduras.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Germany punish Colombia for defensive lapses, storm into quarter-final
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Germany punish Colombia for defensive lapses, storm into quarter-final

Germany captain and star striker Jann-Fiete Arp (7th and 65th) struck twice while Yann Bisseck (39th) and John Yeboah (49th) scored a goal each to help Germany reach the quarter-finals.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 Group B review: Rampant Paraguay spring a surprise; Turkey disappoint
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 Group B review: Rampant Paraguay spring a surprise; Turkey disappoint

Paraguay finished as toppers in Group B, winning all the three matches, while Mali showed their credentials with impressive performances.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India failed to conjure up miracles in Group A; USA impressed with attacking effervescence
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India failed to conjure up miracles in Group A; USA impressed with attacking effervescence

Teams with worse support and equally poor experience outdid India. It might be worth the time of Indian football administrators to learn from other participating nations.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Undefeated Paraguay take on 'under-pressure' USA in round of 16 encounter
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Undefeated Paraguay take on 'under-pressure' USA in round of 16 encounter

Paraguay are aware that USA, despite a loss to Colombia that must have dampened their spirit after a great start, will pose their biggest threat so far in the tournament.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Germany take on Colombia in an evenly-matched round of 16 clash
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Germany take on Colombia in an evenly-matched round of 16 clash

Germany take on Colombia in the first Round of 16 match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Iran the shining stars of Group C; Germany progress but exposed by lack of 'Plan B'
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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Iran the shining stars of Group C; Germany progress but exposed by lack of 'Plan B'

Iran's self-belief has skyrocketed. Before the game against Germany, something changed. Iran woke up. In the next two games, Iran established themselves as a complete team. They are fast and incisive in attack and solid at the back

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India may be out but hosting showpiece event is a shot in the arm for sport in country
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India may be out but hosting showpiece event is a shot in the arm for sport in country

Yes, India's U-17 failed to make an immediate impact in terms of results but when viewed in the larger perspective, they managed to achieve much more.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Colombia beat USA, pip Americans to second spot in Group A
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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Colombia beat USA, pip Americans to second spot in Group A

Colombia produced their best game of the tournament as they beat USA 3-1 to qualify for the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Thursday.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Manipur CM N Biren Singh orders immediate release of funds for 8 state players
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Manipur CM N Biren Singh orders immediate release of funds for 8 state players

Chief Minister N Biren Singh was miffed after he came to know that parents (now in New Delhi) were unable to watch their children play as they faced difficulties to manage their expenses.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Group scenarios ahead of final round, and what each team needs to do to qualify
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Group scenarios ahead of final round, and what each team needs to do to qualify

Here's an explainer of the overall qualification criteria and scenarios for each groups of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 going into the final round

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Jeakson Singh stands tall to prove his height is not an obstacle
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Jeakson Singh stands tall to prove his height is not an obstacle

From suspected of being overage to scoring India's first ever goal in a FIFA World Cup, Jeakson Singh has shut his critics in style.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India 'incredibly difficult' to break down, says US coach John Hackworth
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India 'incredibly difficult' to break down, says US coach John Hackworth

India might be lingering at the bottom of Group A following defeat to United States and Colombia in the FIFA U-17 World Cup so far, but Luis Norton de Matos' men have earned plenty of plaudits for showcasing a brave face against formidable opponents

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India's Jeakson Singh says team believe's they can beat Ghana in must-win match
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India's Jeakson Singh says team believe's they can beat Ghana in must-win match

Jeakson Singh Thanoujam, whose bullet header against Colombia in the U-17 World Cup became India's first-ever goal in any FIFA tournament, says it has given the debutants belief to beat Ghana in their next match.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Jeakson Singh says India 'deserved a result' in their favour after historic header
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Jeakson Singh says India 'deserved a result' in their favour after historic header

India's glorious moment arrived when Jeakson headed in a perfect Sanjeev Stalin corner in the 82nd minute.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: How India could still make Round of 16 despite defeats against USA, Colombia
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: How India could still make Round of 16 despite defeats against USA, Colombia

Despite losing in their first two matches, India still have a chance to qualify for the Round of 16. Here's a look at what they need to do to make the knockout phase.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Despite loss, Jeakson Singh's maiden goal shows India can threaten better sides
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Despite loss, Jeakson Singh's maiden goal shows India can threaten better sides

Jeakson Singh's goal will be a standout moment when India take stock of their first ever World Cup campaign.