India succumb to 1-2 defeat against Colombia

India succumb to 1-2 defeat against Colombia

India succumb to 1-2 defeat against Colombia

Colombia, on the other hand, also slumped to a 0-1 defeat against Ghana in their first match.

The thirsty children, after braving the heat for hours and cheering their team for the entire first half, were forced to fight for as basic an amenity as water.

Luis Norton de Matos made four changes to the line-up that started against United States of America, dropping forwards Komal Thatal and Aniket Jadhav, who impressed on Friday.

Had Abhijit Sarkar stayed calm and slotted the ball past goalkeeper Kevin Mier in the 16th minute instead of shooting at him, after ominously dancing his way inside the box, India could have even taken the lead. Pointing out to the outcome, Matos made it clear that he already knows how Colombia operate and score.

Two second-half goals by Juan Penaloza gave Colombia a 2-1 victory over India in an entertaining Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup encounter here on Monday evening.

Jeakson Thounaojam etched his name in India's football history in the 82nd minute when he headed in off a corner to become the first Indian to score at a FIFA World Cup at any age group.

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Spectators, tens of thousands strong, including Jeakson's parents launched themselves off their seats at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

India went down fighting 0-3 against a robust U.S. in their opening match. In the cut-throat world of worldwide football, Colombia may be many, many rungs above India, but the host nation had the momentum on this night.

With both teams failing to break the deadlock, India went into the breather with their heads held high, but cursing their fate.

Penaloza eventually put Colombia ahead in the 51st minute. India were in with a chance as long they maintained their concentration and shape. The midfielder ran to the edge of the box and kept the Indian defenders guessing with his deft footwork, before unleashing a left-footed strike to the bottom left corner of Dheeraj Singh's post.

Down by a goal in this crucial encounter, India looked eager to respond as Meetei delivered a cross from the right flank, only to find Rahul Kanoly's shot wide off the target.

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