Saturday, December 17, 2016 Report by
Indian U-17 World Cup Team GO DOWN TO ATLETICO PARANAENSE IN THE SEMI-FINAL.
Indian U-17 World Cup Team went down 0-4 to Atletico Paranaense in the first semi-final of the U-17 International Tournament today (December 16, 2016).Atletico Paranaense almost found the back of the net in the 15th minute but Md. Nawaz's acrobatic save thwarted their effort to keep the score-line unchanged.
4 minutes later, India earned a free kick at the top of the opponent box but Amarjit's shot was cleared by the opposition defender without much fuss which resulted in a corner. But it was collected by the rival goalkeeper.The home team drew first blood from the corner towards the end of the first half.
After the changeover, the home team was awarded a penalty kick which was converted to double the score.
Nicolai tried to instil more speed and purpose in the midfield by introducing the fresher pair of legs of Saurabh and Abhijit withdrawing Lalengmawia and Aniket respectively.
In last 10 minutes, the Brazilian boys suddenly changed the gear and took the match by the scruff of the neck. They netted successive two goals to overwhelm their Indian counterparts by an unassailable 4-0 margin.
Indian boys are now slated to compete against Orlando City SC in the third place decider at 1700 hrs IST on December 18, 2016.