Key Points: India vs USA - FIFA U-17 WC

Key Points: India vs USA - FIFA U-17 WC

The day has finally arrived where an official FIFA tournament will kick-off in India and the host country will take on the USA in the first group stage game at the Jawaharlal Stadium in New Delhi tonight. And to add more value to the event, this is India’s debut in an official FIFA event.

Second Half 

  • FT: India 0-3 USA
  • Oh no! USA make it 0-3 on the counter and Andrew Carelton scores 
  • INDIA HITS THE CROSSBAR! Massive chance for India! 
  • USA captain Josh Sargent hits the side netting 
  • Naorem shows some crazy skill but India can't finish the attack
  • Double switch for India 
  • The momentum has gone down a bit as the team still trails by 2 goals
  • Less than 30 mins + added time and it's still 0-2
  • Dheeraj Singh has been fantastic in the second half and has kept the score 
  • Chris Durkin makes it 0-2 for the USA! A left-footed strike goes off an Indian player into the net 
  • Komal Thatal was through on goal but he skies his effort above USA's goal. BIG opportunity missed! 
  • Sharp brain by Dheeraj. He chases the attacker until the attack fizzles down
  • India need to keep the momentum going! The crowd is behind the home team! 
  • The second half kicks off with India pressing USA


First Half 


  • USA started the game with a high tempo as the men in blue struggled for possession and couldn’t really get the ball moving in midfield.
  • Goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh made a stunning effort to keep USA out.
  • A harsh decision cost India a penalty as USA forward and captain Josh Sargent scored from the spot.
  • After the goal, the Indian players picked up the pace as winger Komal Thatal ran behind the USA defence.
  • Komal appeals for a handball but the official didn’t care much.

Here's our Indian U-17 football team