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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: 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: Germany's turnaround after shock Iran loss brought about by change in mentality
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Germany's turnaround after shock Iran loss brought about by change in mentality

Germany assistant coach Rainer Zietsch told Firstpost: "Because of the Iran result, we learnt that there's no team that can win the World Cup at 50-60 percent. Therefore they changed their mentality."

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 2017: India's frailties exposed by physically-superior Ghana in dominant 4-0 win
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India's frailties exposed by physically-superior Ghana in dominant 4-0 win

Ghana towered above India, literally and metaphorically, and the 4-0 scoreline was a fair reflection of the proceedings.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India had no energy left to cope with Ghana, says coach Luis Norton de Matos
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India had no energy left to cope with Ghana, says coach Luis Norton de Matos

India U-17 chief coach Luis Norton de Matos was honest in his admission that the gulf between India and Ghana was too big and today's result in the FIFA U-17 World Cup was on expected lines.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India lose heavily to Ghana, bow out of tournament in group stage
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India lose heavily to Ghana, bow out of tournament in group stage

Rank outsiders India ended their maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign in a cry of pain and agony as they were handed a 0-4 thrashing by two-time champions Ghana in their final group match on Thursday.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Mali breeze into knock-out round after dominating win over New Zealand
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Mali breeze into knock-out round after dominating win over New Zealand

African champions Mali breezed into the knock-out rounds of the FIFA U-17 World Cup with a dominating 3-1 win over New Zealand in their final group game at New Delhi on Thursday.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, India vs Ghana: When and where to watch, coverage on TV and live streaming
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, India vs Ghana: When and where to watch, coverage on TV and live streaming

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 match between India and Ghana.

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: Luis Norton de Matos says his boys are 'ready to die' for a win against Ghana
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Luis Norton de Matos says his boys are 'ready to die' for a win against Ghana

Inspired by the backing the U-17 team received from the whole country after its show against Colombia, an emotional head coach Luis Norton de Matos on Wednesday said that his boys were "ready to die" for a win against Ghana in their final World Cup group game at New Delhi on Thursday.

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: 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.