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India U-17 women’s football team lose to China U-17 team in BRICS Cup

India U-17 took the lead in the first half but China scored late twice in the second to claim the win.

football Updated: Jul 22, 2018 17:50 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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India U-17 women’s football team lost their previous match 0-5 to Brazil.(Twitter (@AIIFF))

The Indian U-17 women’s football team lost 1-2 against China in its last match of the BRICS tournament in Johannesburg on Sunday.

According to information received here, two goals by China late in the second half nullified India’s early lead.

Manisha had put the Indians ahead in the 25th minute when she capitalised on a rebound off a free-kick.

The Indian women had a chance to double their lead before half-time in the 42nd minute but failed to make the most out of it as the shot was placed wide of the goal.

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In the second half, Indian custodian Archana made some good saves to keep China at bay but her citadel was finally breached in the 74th minute from the penalty spot to level the scores.

Eight minutes later, the Chinese found the net once again, which eventually turned out to be the winner.

First Published: Jul 22, 2018 17:49 IST