U17 FIFA WC India vs USA – Live Blog


And the referee blows the whistle, it was a tough night for India.

FT India 0-3 USA.


Goalscorer Andrew Carleton now going off.  He has been the heartbeat of USA’s attack all night.

Substitution Andrew Carleton(out)  Indiana Vassilev(in).


Substitution Timothy Weah(out)  Jacobo Reyes(in)



Goal!! And what a game! The resulting counter-attack from the USA has caught the Indians off guard and Andrew Carleton makes no mistake in rounding off Dheeraj with ease and slotting home USA into a 3-0 lead here. Game well and truly over for the Indians!


The visitors are quite happy to keep the ball without exerting themselves too much. India still finding it a bit difficult to snatch the ball away from the Americans.


Great attack created by USA . But the off target shot resulted in goal kick.


Double Substitution for India.

Abhijit Sarkar(out)  Rahim Ali(in).

Khumanthem Ninthoinganba(out)  Meetei Nongdamba Naorem(in).



It seems Timothy Weah has now switched to the right-flank with Acosta playing a more central role.

 Substitution   Ayomide Akinola(out)   George Acosta(in)


Aniket Jadhav tries to take on the entire USA backline by himself as he charges towards the goal with the ball. He is bundled over pretty easily by Lindsey as the attack comes to nothing.


Oooh what a miss for India! Suresh’s lofted ball over the USA defence  finds Komal in acres of space. He tries to lob the ball over the advancing goalkeeper but sends his effort just wide of the bar.

Chris Durkins latches on to a loose ball in the Indian box after the defenders fail to clear their lines. Deflected off Anwar Ali leaving Dheeraj with no chance as USA go 2-0 up.


Corner for USA , and its goal.


Great save by  Indian keeper Dheeraj.


An impressive start by the Indians. Ninthoi gets blocked before the attack finds any result.


And it is half-time at the JLN Stadium with USA still leading by 1-0. The Indians have done well to come back into the game in the last minutes of the half after the visitors had asserted their dominancy from the very start.


First positive attack by India. Aniket bursts it and it got jammed into the keepers gloves


Josh Sargent bangs on the target. Hard luck for Dheeraj but still we have 60 minutes to fight back.

India 0-1 USA


Its a penalty for USA smart play by USA’s captain Sargent.


Corner for India good work on the wing by Aniket Jadhav, USA defended well the  corner.


Great defensive display by Rahul, USA wins  a corner, which comes to nothing.


Crowd are roaring with ‘INDIA, INDIA’ chant from the stands. Electrifying atmosphere at the JLN Stadium .


USA dominate the proceeding so far against  India, India 0-0 USA .

70% possession for USA so far.


India defended well the free kick.


Free kick for USA in dangerous position.


First attacking chance for USA, good work by Indian Keeper.


Kick off starts



Garces (GK), Lindsey, Gloster, Sands, Durkin, Akinola, Ferri, Sargent (C), Weah, Carleton, Goslin


Dheeraj (GK), Jitendra, Anwar, Sanjeev, Suresh, Ninthoinganba, Amarjit (C), Abhijit, Komal, Rahul, Aniket

The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team kicks off the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup on Oct. 6 against India at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, India.For the first time in history a team of India is representing in football world cup.

In preparation for the tournament, the U.S. spent seven days in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for a pre-World Cup training camp before arriving to New Delhi on Oct 1. Now the team is focused on taking three points from a tough match against the hosts in what will be a raucous atmosphere Friday evening in New Delhi.

India Squad

Goalkeepers: Dheeraj Singh, Prabhsukhan Gill, Sunny Dhaliwal.

Defenders: Boris Singh, Jitendra Singh, Anwar Ali, Sanjeev Stalin, Hendry Antonay, Namit Deshpande.

Midfielders: Suresh Singh, Ninthoinganba Meetei, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Abhijit Sarkar, Komal Thatal, Lalengmawia, Jeakson Singh, Nongdamba Naorem, Rahul Kannoly Praveen, Md. Shahjahan.

Forwards: Rahim Ali, Aniket Jadhav

USA Squad

Goalkeepers: Alex Budnik, Carlos Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin Garces.

Defenders: Sergino Dest, Christopher Gloster, Jaylin Lindsey, James Sands, Tyler Shaver, Akil Watts.

Midfielders: George Acosta, Taylor Booth, Christopher Durkin, Blaine Ferri, Chris Goslin, Indiana Vassilev.

Forwards: Ayo Akinola, Andrew Carleton, Jacobo Reyes, Bryan Reynolds, Joshua Sargent, Tim Weah.


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