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  • FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Difference was ‘too big’ between India, Ghana, says India coach De Matos

    New Delhi: India U-17 chief coach Luis Norton de Matos has admitted that there was too much of a difference between India and Ghana and the result against the Black Starlets was on expected lines. Matos made these comments while speaking at the post match press conference after India completed their Group A engagements in the FIFA U-17 World Cup on 0-4 against Ghana at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium on Thursday.

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India end on poor note as Ghana advance

    New Delhi: India ended their campaign on a poor note, suffering a heavy 0-4 defeat to Ghana in their last Group A match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Thursday. Ghana skipper Eric Ayiah (43rd, 52nd minutes) struck a brace, bulging the net on either side of the break before Richard Danso (86th) and Emmanuel Toku (87th) scored in quick succession towards the end.

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: High-spirited India brace up for tough Ghana challenge

    New Delhi: Their transformation from rank outsiders to valiant fighters drawing all-round praise, India face another test of character against former champions Ghana in their final group A game of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, here tomorrow. Not many had given India any chance against Colombia after their 0-3 loss to the United States in their opening match but the home side put up an inspired performance, showing that the country can compete against

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: We could have won match against Colombia, says India coach Luis Norton de Matos

    New Delhi: India put up a valiant fight and also scored their first-ever goal in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in their 1-2 defeat against Colombia but coach Luis Norton de Matos today said that his side could have won the match had the goalpost not denied them in the first session. Rahul Kannoly’s left-footed volley beat the Colombian goalkeeper but the goalpost came in the way and both sides went into

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India to take on Colombia today

    New Delhi: Hosts India will aim to bounce back from their defeat against the U.S.A. when they take on Colombia in their second Group A clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium later today. India went down fighting 0-3 against a robust U.S.A. in their opening match.

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Sculpture resembling Cristiano Ronaldo is talking point on social media

    The Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata is one of the venues for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Other than the group matches the stadium, formally known as Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK), will host the finals of the tournament. However, a sculpture that has been set up in front of the main entrance of the stadium is causing a lot of discussion on the social media.

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India lose 0-3 to USA in FIFA U-17 opener

    New Delhi: India, who are taking part in FIFA U-17 World Cup for the first time, kicked off their campaign in the biggest football event on a poor note as they slumped to a 0-3 defeat against the USA in their opening Group A clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Friday. In the early minutes of the first half, India saw the efforts go off-target after USA started

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Maradona’s Kolkata trip postponed yet again

    Kolkata: Argentine football legend Diego Maradona’s visit to the city has been postponed for the fourth time due to security issues as his trip is clashing with the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. A day after the organisers claimed that Maradaona’s trip was “confirmed” for October 8-9 following a three-time postponement, the police authorities today refused to “give permission” with the U-17 World Cup getting underway here on October 8.

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: At least 600 buses for football fans in Kolkata

    Kolkata: At least 600 buses, including 430 air-conditioned coaches, will be pressed into service for the FIFA Under-17 World cup matches from October 8, West Bengal Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari said today. While the West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) will ply 480 buses of its own, it has given permits to app-cab service provider Ola for 130 buses to Salt Lake Stadium from different parts of the metropolis on

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai undergoes drastic makeover

    The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has a long history of deferring deadlines for projects it has initiated. However, the same civic body has fast-tracked all its projects in the past few weeks. The famous Dr D Y Patil Stadium at Nerul has transformed itself from a cricketing pitch into a football turf with an investment of Rs 25 crore. The Navi Mumbai stadium is one of the six

  • Indian U-17 team meets sports minister

    New Delhi : The Indian Under-17 football squad on Tuesday met Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore along with All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kushal Das.

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Indian team sweats it hard ahead of USA tie, see photos

    Come Friday, a new chapter will begin in the history of Indian football when they take on USA in the first ‘Group A’ match against of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. The Indian side led by Portuguese coach Luis Norton de Matos arrived in the city last week from Goa and kicked things off with a training camp in Gurgaon. Meanwhile, before reaching New