FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India's loss to Colombia, absence of 'Samba flair' and other disappointments as picked by Firstpost writers
After a pulsating World Cup drew to a close after 22 days of action, Firstpost asked its writers to pick the biggest disappointment of 2017 edition. Here's who they picked:
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Little to separate Brazil, England as heavyweights face off in relocated semi-final
With so little separating Brazil and England, it won't be a surprise if both teams are put through the agony of a penalty shootout to decide the winner.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Spain coach Santi Denia admits loss to Brazil in group clash served as wake-up call
Denia said: "We quickly realised we had to get better and that was our job - the coaching staffs. And that's what we have been doing and that's what we have to do in order to have a chance tomorrow."
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Over a lakh takers for tickets to relocated Brazil-England semi-final in Kolkata
There was an online queue of more than a lakh registered within an hour after tickets for the Brazil-England match were thrown open at the official FIFA site.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Brazil vs England semi-final shifted to Kolkata due to Guwahati's poor pitch conditions
The FIFA Under-17 World Cup semifinal between Brazil and England was on Monday shifted from Guwahati to Kolkata due to poor pitch conditions in the North-Eastern city, a development which will cause inconvenience to the two teams.
Experience became the undoing of Ghana as Mali waddled through difficult conditions to become the first side to register a spot in the final four of the competition.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Ghana's coach says Mali match should have been postponed due to bad pitch conditions
Ghana coach Paa Kwesi Fabin on Saturday said that their FIFA U-17 World Cup quarterfinal match against Mali, which was played under very bad ground conditions due to incessant rain should have been postponed and played on another day.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 quarter-final, Mali vs Ghana, Football Match Result: Mali beat Ghana to reach semis
Catch all the live score and updates from the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 quarter-final clash between Mali and Ghana.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Mali, Ghana face off in all-African battle royale for spot in the semi-finals
The northeast of India will witness an all-African battle royale between Ghana and Mali that will ensure the last team standing from the continent in the semi-finals.
Ghana had been beaten 1-0 by Mali in the final of the Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations, and they would be determined to avenge that loss.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Spain reach quarters after making France pay price for switching off in dying minutes
In retrospect, France's Rouxel will blame himself for shutting up shop in the final few minutes in hope of going through in the penalties rather than going for the kill.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Abel Ruiz's late penalty sends Spain into quarter-finals, France knocked out
Spain will take on Asian surprise package Iran, who knocked out fancied Mexico by a similar margin in the day's another pre-quarterfinal clash at Margao, Goa.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, France vs Spain, LIVE Football Match Score: Abel Ruiz's late penalty gives Spain 2-1 win
Catch all the live score and updates from the Round of 16 match between Spain and France.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: France win over Guwahati with dazzling displays in Group E; Japan impress in patches
For table toppers France, it was a journey of winning over the crowd more than scoring in the bulk. The general Indian football fan which tends to support the underdog, rooted for New Caledonia when the Les Bleus were pumping in for fun
Two-time champions Mexico played out a goalless draw in a high-intensity Group F final game but that was enough for them to qualify for the knock-out stage of the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Saturday.
France had already booked a Round of 16 berth before Saturday's game but they now go into the knock-out stage with an all-win record (nine points) in Group E.
Highlights, FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, France vs Honduras, Football Match Result: France thrash Honduras 5-1
Click here for live updates of the match between France and Honduras in Group E.
Mexico, who are on one point from two matches with a draw against Iraq, will qualify for the Round of 16 if they beat struggling Chile in the Group F match
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: France look to maintain winning streak against Honduras in last Group E fixture
France would want to beat Honduras to maintain their group top spot so that they can meet a less fancied side in the knock-out round of 16.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: France's meticulous planning, fine-tuned tactics deliver 2-1 win over Japan
Not afraid of giving Japan the lion's share of possession, the system applied by France was nothing short of a masterclass for those who witnessed it.