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Watched by a crowd of more than 40,000 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, a bunch of 11 Indian boys, led by Amarjit Singh Kiyam, created history on Friday as they became India's first representatives at a FIFA World Cup of any age category.
"I thought India played really well, I'm very impressed with the team".
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Many girls with different get-ups along with their friends, came to the stadium and chanted "India, India".
However, looking past the significance of the momentous occasion, India have a daunting task of pitting their wits against the U.S. for 90 minutes in their Group A opener.More news: Egypt's Chances of Passing Group Qualifications Improves after Uganda and Ghana Draw
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With the clock ticking down in the second half, Anwar Ali came closest to opening India's tally at any FIFA World Cup but his effort came off the woodwork. The American players began with a possessive match. "The team was not nervous but excited and we enjoyed the night", Suresh said, describing the moment. It took them half an hour time to break the Indian defensive line. We will play to win. The opposition's striker, Joshua Sargent didn't miss the opportunity to score. We had pressure in the first game and we gave the United States of America a very tough fight. At the same time, I'm hoping the usa can make an impact and doing well in the first game always helps!
"We will be working as hard as possible with all facility owners to ensure that drinking water is readily available for all spectators from here on", it added. They struggled to complete passes and ended up numerous times in giving away the ball to opponents. The Indian youngsters tried their best, logging thousands of air miles flying to Europe and the Americas for preparing for the big occasion. "If we focus on that, we will be much better in the future", he said.
A hint of bad luck put India two goals behind early in the second half. Unfortunately, their opponents US had other ideas and showed their qualities in a 3-0 victory over the Indians, despite great support for the home team throughout the game.
Playing any FIFA Tournament for the first time, the young colts soaked the American pressure.
The U-17 Indian football team. In a friendly with a lower level team our mistakes may not be punished but a team like U.S. can immediately counter and score when we miss a chance.
84':Goal ! This is going US's way as Andrew Carleton races past Indiuian defenders to make it 3-0.