USA take on Colombia with an eye on hosts

USA take on Colombia with an eye on hosts

However, one can be certain that they will give it their all to be available. Colombia on the otherhand had lost to Ghana 0-1 in their opening encounter before getting full points against India with a narrow 2-1 win. A side hastily put together, in a country with an abject youth development program had struck the woodwork twice against superior opponents in their first match. With countries like Brazil, England, Germany and France being a part of the U-17 WC, it's certainly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for followers of the game to watch some top-quality football, and catch the exploits of some world class players from across the globe in action.

These boys will have to will their exhausted limbs forward for another hour and a half against Ghana.

But it will not be easy for them as Ghana are the most physical side in the group. If India beat Ghana by four goals or more and United States of America beat Colombia by a big margin, the hosts can qualify for the pre-quarters as the second-placed side from the group.

"It was a nice experience and I felt on cloud nine when I scored the goal, however we tried our best but were unlucky".

India were solid at the back against the South American side in the last match, but they were not always able to quickly transform their defence into attack as the coach would have liked. "And their 8 in the midfield (Kudus Mohammed) is excellent", sums up Indian coach Luis Matos. They are a strong team who are quick on the ball. Yet. the heart they have shown in the competition so far has earned them the respect of their rivals.

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How do I watch India vs Ghana FIFA U-17 World Cup match live? They hit the bar which could have resulted in a goal. I expect all to be cheering for us like they have done for us. "Tomorrow's match is a crucial match".

"We will go for nothing less than a win".

Despite Colombia taking the lead, India still maintained their organisation and came close to scoring twice - KP Rahul missed target with a close range header and Nongdamba Naorem missed a glorious chance from inside the box after a nice run and layoff by Aniket Jadhav.

Playing in their second Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup game against Colombia, debutants India had the fancied South American nation at their mercy on more than two occasions in front of more than 46,000 vociferous crowd at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. He will hope to do that with more success against a team desperate for a win. Hackworth's boys are in pole position in Group A, having won both their games. The first to land in India for the tournament, Colombia have acclimatised themselves with the conditions, though they started the tournament with a reverse. "It will be important to believe", he says.

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