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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India vs Ghana Live – World Cup dream ends for India; go down 0-4 against Ghana

Welcome to the Live Coverage of India’s third and final group-stage match in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. It is India against Ghana at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. Here you can catch the Live commentary and updates (Where can you watch it online?)

Irrespective of the the results, the boys showed great character in this #FIFAU17WC the experience itself will help them in the years 2 come

— Gurpreet Singh (@GurpreetGK) October 12, 2017

The JLN Stadium acknowledges the Indian colts. The youngsters are our future. Stay with them, support them, cheer for them. #BackTheBlue

— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 12, 2017

Whistle goes and India’s World Cup dream is over. SECOND-HALF – India 0-4 Ghana 

’90 – Two minutes of added time 

’87 – Another goal for the visitors and that makes it 4-0 for Ghana. Sleepy defense line, lack of concentration and Ghana capitalizes on it

’85 – Danso nakes it 3-0 for Ghana 

’82 – Ghana make a change – Ayiah out, Danso in

’81 – Rahul makes an effort at finding the net, but unleashed it straight at the keeper. In fact, this is India’s only shot-on-target

’79 – Third change for India as Aniket is replaced by Lalengmawia. 

’78 – 12 minutes more to go. Can the hosts pull one back?

’73 – Sulley decodes the defense line once again, curls in a stunner but the skipper fails to find the back of the net yeat again. Saved!!

’63 – Skipper Amarjit out, Rahim Ali in 

’62 – Dheeraj makes two wonderful saves to keep Ghana attack at bay 

’59 – Ninthoi in place of Naorem as de Matos makes first change 

’55 – First change for Ghana as Sadiq Ibrahim replaced by Toku

’52 – Eric Ayiah once again…GOAAALLLL!!! 

’49 – Ghana start strong against the hosts while the Indian Colts are still looking to blend in 

Second-half underway now

Team are back on the field. Seconds away from second-half kick off

FIRST-HALF – India 0-1 Ghana 

’45 – Half-time whistle goes and India trail by a goal now 

’44 – Sadly for India, they are yet to even strike a shot on target despite ample resistance shown against a fast-paced Ghana side

’43 – Ibrahim breaks in from the right side, curls it in, Dheeraj drifts it away, but Eric Ayiah sends it home. India go 0-1 down 

’41 – Dheeraj charges out, but fails to clear the ball fully as Arko-Mensah lofts it over the keeper….just outside the post. Saved!!

’40 – Dheeraj getting some medical attention. It seems he will continue till half-time break

’37 – 48 per cent ball possession for India. That is surely a good sign for the hosts, isn’t it?

’34 – Boris gets a yellow card for a lethal challenge just outside the box. Free-kick for Ghana. Eric Ayiah  takes it and sends it well wide over the post

’32 – Another Ghana attack crumbled down by Indian defense

’30 – Half-an-hour over at the JLN Stadium and the scoreline still stands goalless

27 – Excellent…excellent long-range shot unleashed by Ghana’s Isaac Gyamfi, but goes just a centimetre above the post

’25 – Ghana slowly tuning up the pace, but India trying to blend into it

’23– Long range shot from Alhassan and it goes inches above the post. 

’20 –  Ibrahim from the right plank and saved by Dheeraj. Corner for Ghana 

’15 – Sanjeev Stalin up with a free-kick but cleared by the defensive line before it could create any danger for Ghana

’14 – Arko-Mensah curls in a lofted cross off a free-kick and Dheeraj dived fo9rward to punch it out of danger

‘9 – Well, a good and a positive start from India. Creating chances, applauding defending skills. Can they stun Ghana tonight?

‘7 – Free-kick for Ghana. Shot from No.7 and comfortably saved by Dheeraj 

‘6 – Ghanaaa…..goaaal!! But offside flag goes up and the tourists are all frustrated at the signal

‘3 – Aniket Jadhav makes a positive run down the right plank, but a lofted cross goes well to the other end

‘1 – Early corner for the Indian Colts, touch from Jeakson and well collected by the Ghana goalkeeper

And the first-half is underway as India have made four changes 

The two teams enter the arena for their national anthems 

We are minutes away from the kick off…..

Dheeraj arrives on the field and the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium erupts. #BackTheBlue #FIFAU17WC #GHAvIND

— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 12, 2017

Thanks @akshaykumar #GHAvIND #BackTheBlue #FIFAU17WC

— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 12, 2017

U17s Starting XI v  U17#BackTheBlue #FIFAU17WC #GHAvIND

— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 12, 2017

Group B

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The pilgrims are here. #GHAvIND #BackTheBlue #FIFAU17WC

— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 12, 2017

Fans are filling in to witness India take on Ghana #BackTheBlue #FIFAU17WC #GHAvIND

— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 12, 2017

The fans are thronging the JLN Stadium in numbers #GHAvIND #BackTheBlue #FIFAU17WC

— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 12, 2017

New Delhi: The Indian Colts turned out to be huge surprise when glimpses of their attacking skills not only helped them script history, but also they drew all-round praise from all over the nation. And now they are all geared up for one last test of character in the FIFA U-17 World Cup when they face former champions Ghana in their final Group A encounter at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, today. (IND vs GHA – Match Preview)

India had found their way into the U-17 World Cup by virtue of being the host nation. And after their 3-0 drubbing by the USA, not much hope resided by their side. But the young Indian squad, stunned the home fans with their inspirational piece of footballing skill against Colombia. In fact, that was the very match when Jeakson Singh scored India’s first-ever World Cup.

With still a bleak possibility left in stepping onto the next round of the tournament, the Indian Colts face the Black Starlets, who had lifted the trophy twice in their footballing history.

“The boys want to finish the competition on a high with a very good impression. I think people are proud of the way the boys are playing and I am proud as a coach. They want to give not only 100 per cent but 200 per cent tomorrow and we are ready to die for the project (of Indian football),” India coach Luis Norton de Matos said.

Source: Zee News