FIFA U-17 World Cup: Jeakson Singh creates history, but India lose to Colombia

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Jeakson Thounaojam created history as he scored the first-ever goal for India in a major FIFA event but they lost a hard-fought game 2-1 against Colombia in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. (PTI)

Jeakson Thounaojam created history as he scored the first-ever goal for India in a major FIFA event but they lost a hard-fought game 2-1 against Colombia in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. (PTI)

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Thousands of Indian fans cheered the Indian football team as they took on Colombia in the FIFA U-17 World Cup encounter. (PTI)

Thousands of Indian fans cheered the Indian football team as they took on Colombia in the FIFA U-17 World Cup encounter. (PTI)

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Colombian players controlled possession but India came out with more confidence. (PTI)

Colombian players controlled possession but India came out with more confidence. (PTI)

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Indian football team had their chances but they failed to capitalise. (AP)

Indian football team had their chances but they failed to capitalise. (AP)

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Colombia’s player hit the woodwork and failed to create scoring opportunities. (PTI)

Colombia’s player hit the woodwork and failed to create scoring opportunities. (PTI)

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At half-time, India had put up a great performance as they held Colombia 0-0. (AP)

At half-time, India had put up a great performance as they held Colombia 0-0. (AP)

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Juan Penaloza broke the stalemate as he scored a magnificent goal in the 49th minute. (AP)

Juan Penaloza broke the stalemate as he scored a magnificent goal in the 49th minute. (AP)

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Jeakson Thounaojam created history as he scored the first goal by an Indian football player in a major FIFA tournament. (PTI)

Jeakson Thounaojam created history as he scored the first goal by an Indian football player in a major FIFA tournament. (PTI)

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However, India’s joy was short-lived as Penaloza scored yet again in the 82nd minute to take the lead. (AP)

However, India’s joy was short-lived as Penaloza scored yet again in the 82nd minute to take the lead. (AP)

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India had put up a great performance but they went down fighting 1-2 in a tense match. (AP)

India had put up a great performance but they went down fighting 1-2 in a tense match. (AP)

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Paraguay secured a thrilling come from behind win against New Zealand as they won 4-2. (PTI)

Paraguay secured a thrilling come from behind win against New Zealand as they won 4-2. (PTI)

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The United States of America closed in on a spot in the last 16 with a 1-0 win over Ghana, with Ayo Akinola scoring the goal. (AP)

The United States of America closed in on a spot in the last 16 with a 1-0 win over Ghana, with Ayo Akinola scoring the goal. (AP)

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Mali secured a wonderful 3-0 win over Turkey as they kept their play-off hopes alive. (AP)

Mali secured a wonderful 3-0 win over Turkey as they kept their play-off hopes alive. (AP)

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