India to face Colombia in a do or die match tonight

Posted October 10, 2017

"The boys were too excited after scoring the goal and that lapse of concentration was why we conceded a second time".

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.

This India-Colombia clash will also fall in the same bracket and the home crowd could have a wonderful night if India collect their first ever World Cup point on Monday.

India responded by scoring the equaliser from a corner delivered by Sanjeev Stalin which was headed in by Jeakson, who was left unmarked at the near post.

The Fifa u-17 World Cup is progressing at a fast pace with as many as four matches being played everyday.

The Amarjit Kiyam-led side, which lost their opening game 0-3 to the United States of America on October 6, will now face Ghana in the last Group A fixture on October 12.

There was heightened activity in the Colombian box, with Ninthoinganba Meetei initiating surging runs down the right flank, each steps raising hopes for the improbable.

But, to the disappointment of the thousands occupying the stands, Abhijeet Sarkar, having found a clear view of the goal, shot over in the 16th minute. Sunil Chhetri, Praful Patel and many others congratulated the football player.

India came close again, closer would be appropriate, but Rahul Kanoly's volley thudded against the post instead of finding the back of the net.

"We had a plan before the game and we stuck to it", de Matos said. With both teams failing to break the deadlock, India went into the breather with their heads held high, but bemoaning their luck.

The two chances would haunt them for long. "The gap is big, big for sure", he said before continuing, "Some of the Colombian players play in the first league in Colombia".

It was Juan Penaloza who put Colombia ahead in the 51st minute.

"They are very strong, they can score two goals", the Indian gaffer went on with his take on the Colombian U-17 team.