India score maiden World Cup goal, but evening ends in heartbreak. Check out some of the best images from Day of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
India put up a valiant fight and also scored their first-ever goal in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in their 1-2 defeat against Colombia but on Monday coach Luis Norton de Matos said that his side could have won the match had the goalpost not denied them in the first session.
When defensive midfielder Jeakson Thounaojam neutralized Colombia's lead by scoring the country's first-ever World Cup goal in the 82nd minute, India were moments away from securing their maiden draw in only the second attempt.
Highlights, FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, India vs Colombia, Football match result: Jeakson Singh scores hosts' first goal but lose to Colombia
Catch the live scores and updates from the Group A match between India and Colombia.
India would like to take some inspiration from Niger, another World Cup debutants, who kicked off their campaign in the tournament with a win over North Korea on Saturday.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Coach Luis Norton de Matos says India will 'fight till the last minute' against Colombia
Matos said his boys will give "Colombia a run for their money".
India lose to United States in opening encounter; Ghana, Paraguay start their FIFA U-17 World Cup campaigns with wins
Here's a look through images at the Day 1 action of FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 happening in India.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Tactically superior Ghana start their campaign with comfortable win over Colombia
Although the scoreline suggested otherwise, the manner of victory was comfortable. There could have been more goals but at no point did Ghana look threatened.
Catch all the live score and updates from the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017.
Two-time champions Ghana are seeking to revive their fortunes in the tournament, having last won it way back in 1995.
Catch the images of India's U-17 team in their training session ahead of their debut match against United States.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: With spruced up Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi looks to shed 'uninspiring' tag
Now that the World Cup is here, New Delhi is hoping to shed some of the baggage that is readily associated with it. It is often found to be dull, uninspiring and a hassle-prone venue. For once, Delhi has shown that it cares.
India are, by all accounts, in a tough Group A alongside Colombia, Ghana and the USA. But debuting and hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup is a truly momentous occasion for Indian football.
Here's all you need to know about when and where to watch, coverage on TV and live streaming of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Buoyed by foreign exposure trips, confident India ready for biggest challenge yet
India have been placed in a tough group, which they co-habit along with North American heavyweights USA, African giants Ghana and South American heavy-hitters Colombia.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Complete squads of India, Brazil and other participating teams in mega event
With just over a week to go for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 to commence, the 24 participating teams have announced their squad.
A look at some interesting facts about the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, to be held from October 6-28 across six Indian cities.
The Colombian team will be the first to arrive in India for next month's FIFA Under-17 World Cup when the players from the South American country touch down at the airport at New Delhi in the wee hours on Thursday.
Earlier, India had a disappointing start to the tournament as host Mexico thrashed them 5-1 in their opening game
The USA U-17 side will be participating for the 16th time, which is more than all the other 23 teams qualified for the main event in India