India vs Colombia, FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, highlights: IND lose 1-2 to COL
Jeakson Thounaojam’s header went in vain as Juan Penaloza’s brace helped Colombia beat India 2-1 in their Group A tie of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Monday. Get highlights of India vs Colombia, FIFA U-17 World Cup, here.fifa u17 world cup 2017 Updated: Oct 09, 2017 22:07 IST
India suffered a heartbreaking loss to Colombia in their Group A contest of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Monday night. Juan Penaloza opened the scoring for Colombia when his brilliant strike went into the net in the 49th minute. Jeakson Thounaojam’s header equalised for the hosts in the 82nd minute but the celebrations did not even last a minute as Penaloza’s second goal sealed the game for Colombia. India had also lost their opening game 0-3 to the United States of America on October 6. This is Colombia’s first win of the event after also losing their opening game to Ghana 0-1. Get highlights of India vs Colombia, FIFA U-17 World Cup, here. (STANDINGS | RESULTS | SCHEDULE) (PAR v NZL)
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21:56 hrs IST: Colombia have defeated India 2-1 thanks to a double strike from Juan Penaloza
21:54 hrs IST: Full time! India lose 1-2
21:53 hrs IST: Gomez was aiming for the top corner but the Indian goalkeeper pulled off a good save
21:52 hrs IST: Dheeraj has been the star for India
21:51 hrs IST: Naorem dribbles past three defenders, but there final pass was not enough and the hosts trail 1-2
21:50 hrs IST: 5 minutes of added time
21:49 hrs IST: Strong lone range attempt from Gustavo Carvajal. Deflected for a corner by Anwar Ali
21:46 hrs IST: Another chance for Brayan Gomez but easy save for Dheeraj Singh
21:45 hrs IST: It was Sanjeev Stalin’s corner from which Jeakson scored for India
21:44 hrs IST: The happiness did not even last a minute for the hosts as Colombia take the lead once more
21:43 hrs IST: Juan Penaloza doubles his tally
21:42 hrs IST: India are level with 8 minutes to go in regulation time
21:41 hrs IST: It was a brilliant corner and he heads the ball into the net!
21:40 hrs IST: Jeakson Singh has scored!
21:39 hrs IST: Yadir Meneses had a good chance to double the lead but his header bounces over the bar
21:38 hrs IST: He is clearly limping and although a stretcher was brought in for him, he looks to be better right now
21:37 hrs IST: Fabian Angel looks to be in a spot of bother
21:36 hrs IST: The sub just had to beat the keeper, but the shot was not strong enough
21:34 hrs IST: What a chance for Naorem
21:32 hrs IST: Substitution for India: Nongdamba Naorem in place of Boris Singh
21:27 hrs IST: A weak shot from Colombia and Dheeraj Singh had no problem in saving it
21:26 hrs IST: Aniket Jadhav replaces Abhijit Sarkar
21:25 hrs IST: 67 percent possession for Colombia till now!
21:24 hrs IST: Time is running out for the Indian team
21:21 hrs IST: India have struggled to keep possession and they were hardly any good chances for the hosts
21:20 hrs IST: It has been all Colombia when it comes to attacking in this half
21:18 hrs IST: Corner for Colombia
21:17 hrs IST: Rahim Ali nets but he is ruled off-side!
21:16 hrs IST: Komal Thatal and the other Indian substitutes are getting ready
21:15 hrs IST: The crowd are completely behind the team. Can they equalise?
21:13 hrs IST: The Mexican wave is here at the JLN Stadium!
21:10 hrs IST: India are trying to play from the back with intricate passing between the defenders
21:09 hrs IST: After a strong first half-time, India are now down 0-1
21:08 hrs IST: Goal for Colombia! Juan Penaloza with a good finish from the edge of the box.
21:05 hrs IST: Second half underway. Can India pull off the improbable?
20:51 hrs IST: Take a break. We will be back in a short while
20:50 hrs IST: Two good chances for India and they will be really confident when they come back for the 2nd half
20:49 hrs IST: Half-time and the score is 0-0!
20:48 hrs IST: He controlled the ball on his chest and his powerful shot rattled the crossbar
20:47 hrs IST: That was a brilliant chance for the hosts but really unlucky for the midfielder!
20:46 hrs IST: Rahul Kannoly hits the bar!
20:45 hrs IST: Three minutes of added time!
20:43 hrs IST: Again! A good attempt from the corner but Dheeraj is in brilliant form
20:42 hrs IST: What a save! Solid attempt by Yadir Meneses but Dheeraj Singh pulls off yet another great save
20:41 hrs IST: We are closing in on half-time!
20:38 hrs IST: Save! Dheeraj pulls off a brilliant save to deny Leandro Campaz from scoring
20:37 hrs IST: We have really missed the creativity of Komal Thatal with most of their attacks coming from the middle
20:36 hrs IST: Yadir Meneses mishits the cross and the ball bounces just wide on the crossbar
20:34 hrs IST: Dangerous looking cross by Colombia and Anwar Ali clears it for a corner
20:33 hrs IST: It has been a compact performance by India till now
20:31 hrs IST: A lung bursting run by Meetei but a well timed tackle by the Colombian defenders ended the move
20:28 hrs IST: A good chance for Colombia but Leandro Campaz’s cross was blocked by the Indian defenders
20:26 hrs IST: He is constantly shouting instructions to his players
20:25 hrs IST: Coach Luis Norton de Matos is getting excited near the touchline
20:23 hrs IST: They are holding on to the ball in midfield but without the main pass, the attacks are not transpiring
20:21 hrs IST: The final ball has been a problem for India like it was against USA in their opener
20:18 hrs IST: He dribbled past two defenders and it took a good save from Kevin Mier to deny him
20:17 hrs IST: Huge chance for Abhijit Sarkar!
20:16 hrs IST: The Colombian defenders are proving to be too strong for the wingers
20:14 hrs IST: The Indian team have failed to produce any meaningful attack till now
20:12 hrs IST: Goal-less so far this game
20:08 hrs IST: It is looking colourful! India in blue, Colombia in canary yellow.
20:04 hrs IST: It has been a really poor start from India. They are not looking to hold the ball and are conceding possession way too easily
20:02 hrs IST: Both teams starting with long passes. This will certainly favour Colombia who are stronger physically
20:00 hrs IST:We are underway!
19:59 hrs IST: Komal Thatal was easily the best player in the last game and his exclusion came as a big surprise
19:58 hrs IST: We are moments away from the start of the game
19:57 hrs IST: And the national anthems have been played!
19:56 hrs IST: A rousing ovation for the players as Amarjit Singh leads the Indian side to battle
19:53 hrs IST: And the teams have arrived!
19:51 hrs IST: The mascots are entering the ground
19:49 hrs IST: We are 11 minutes away from kick-off
19:47 hrs IST: The crowd is cheering in anticipation of the action to come. The stadium is filling up.
19:45 hrs IST: Colombia had lost their previous game 0-1 against Ghana on October 6
19:40 hrs IST: Namit Deshpande, Jeakson Singh and Boris Singh are their replacements
19:39 hrs IST: Komal Thatal, Aniket Jadhav, Suresh Singh not included in the starting XI
19:37 hrs IST: India had lost their opening encounter 0-3 to USA
19:36 hrs IST: The crowd is clearly less than the previous game but the sound is still defeaning
19:35 hrs IST: The Indian players are out in the middle and chants of ‘India! India!’ have already started
19:33 hrs IST: While Jeakson Singh, Namit Deshpande and Boris Singh are included in the XI
19:30 hrs IST: The game will be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. News is that Komal Thatal has not included in India’s starting XI
19:28 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the India vs Colombia Group A match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup
It will be a chance for redemption for the teams as both look for their first win of the event. A win for either will improve their chances of qualifying for the Round of 16.
The physical advantage that Colombia enjoys against the hosts will be a major factor on Monday.
The two teams faced each other in August this year in the ‘Torreo 4 Naciones’ (tournament of four nations) with Colombia registering a 3-0 win over the hosts.