FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Ghana vs India Preview

India face Ghana at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi for the last group stage game of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. There’s still a possibility for India to qualify even after being rock bottom of Group A. After a heavy defeat against USA and a nail-biting finish against Colombia, India are left without points and a negative goal difference (GD)

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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Ghana vs India Preview

India had a historic moment against Colombia in the last game as Jeakson Singh scored India’s first ever goal in a FIFA tournament. Unfortunately, Colombia won the game 1-2 with Juan Penaloza’s winner.



India face Ghana at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi for the last group stage game of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. There’s still a possibility for India to qualify even after being rock bottom of Group A. After a heavy defeat against USA and a nail-biting finish against Colombia, India are left without points and a negative goal difference (GD).



4 best third-placed teams will qualify

Qualification for the knockouts seems difficult but it’s still possible only if India beat Ghana and USA beat Colombia in the final games. India need to beat Ghana by 3 goals and USA need to beat Colombia by 2 goals.

If India finishes third, they have a chance of progressing provided their GD improves.


Injuries, star players and more.. 

Ibrahim Sadiq’s goal gave Ghana a 1-0 win over Colombia in their opening game but they fell short against USA with the same scoreline. They would be looking for a win to make sure they qualify for the round of 16.

Midfielder Abdul Razzak Yussif is out injured for Ghana while India might miss defender, Anwar Ali. Jintendra Singh is expected to step in for the injured Ali.

Jeakson Singh, Aniket Jadhav, Komal Thatal and of course, shot-stopper Dheeraj Singh will be expected to make a mark on this final game.

Ghana will depend on forward Eric Ayiah and midfielder Sulley Ibrahim to guide the team to the knockouts. Captain Gideon Mensah and 14-year-old goalkeeper Ibrahim Danlad will look to keep the Indian attack away from the Ghana goal. India will need captain Amarjit Singh to step up after a lacklustre performance in the first two games.

India will need a big win to qualify for the round of 16 and we genuinely hope, this World Cup dream story continues.


Kick-off: 8:00 pm IST

Where to watch: Sony Sports Network

Live Streaming: Sony LIV

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