Why India U-17 coach is 'not happy' with his team's showing

An Indian laborer works at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium one of the venues for the FIFA U-17 World Cup football in Gauhati India Wednesday Oct. 4 2017

India are placed in a tough Group A along with United States, Colombia and two-time champions Ghana. Arjun Menon, a city-based chartered accountant, said the world cup had a heft that will drive up excitement to new heights.

Irrespective of how the hosts perform, the tournament is set to boost football in India. But they must not get carried away and stay humble and keep working hard. "We conceded a stupid goal in the first half", De Matos said during the post-match press conference on Friday.

What time does the live coverage of the India vs Colombia FIFA U-17 World Cup match start? We will play to win.

Retaining a qualifying position is going to be a monumental task for the Indian U-17 team as they face fierce competition in their group. We will give our best. In the country's maiden appearance in any World Cup game, India got a taste of the cut-throat world of global football as they were blanked 3-0 by the US in the tournament's opening night at a almost packed stadium.

Mata, however, ended the game prematurely as he received a second yellow card for leading with an arm five minutes into second-half stoppage time. However, they did manage to come up with attacks. Underdog Indian side came out in the second-half to find an equalizer. "So we weren't nervous, we were excited to play our game. everyone told us the stadium would be nearly full and we should mentally prepare for the crowd.it was just as good as I expected". The U.S. team should have won the game by more as its finishing was off but the talent gap between the two countries was wide.

For 21 members of the Indian squad, it will be a small but significant step in their careers but for an expectant nation which has never fielded a team in a football World Cup, it will be a giant leap towards realising its dream of competing in the senior World Cup. Both the teams didn't meet before in any match and it is the first match they are playing. Host countries can be tough at World Cups and the usa did its best to not get rattled in a hostile environment.

The hot weather in Kochi is expected to be testing for the players but Denia feels that they can not use it as an excuse when they take to the field.

"We got the punishment from them".

"USA played seven global games in the last two months as part of preparations".

The meeting took place at the Lalit Hotel in New Delhi where the team is staying just hours before India's debut in the premier Federation Internationale de Football Association tournament. The ball possession percentage may not mean much because United States scored thrice and missed as many times. It was one of the best atmosphere I have seen for U-17 World Cup and so everyone should be really proud. They looked pretty sharp side and can break out of the group by playing consistently.



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