India's campaign at the FIFA under 17 World Cup started on a losing note as the hosts were handed a 3-0 defeat by USA in their opening group fixture at the Jawahar LAL Nehru Stadium at Delhi on Friday.
The USA was in attack mode from the very start and broke the Indian deadlock in the 30th minute when Josh Sargent scored from a penalty kick to give them the lead.
India will take on Columbia in their second game at JLN stadium in New Delhi on October 9.
The match is being dubbed as one of the biggest matches in Indian football history as for the very first time an Indian team, senior or junior is making its debut at a major international event.
Here are the Live match updates:
#India have lost 0-3 to USA
#Three minutes of added extra time
#Goal for USA it is 3-0 now, goal scored by Andrew Carleton
#Its easy for US now as they are playing only passing game
#Only last 10 minutes remaining in the game
#India are attacking well, giving a tough fight, forcing USA on the backfoot
#Ayo Akinola goes one on one with the Indian keeper, second goal for USA
#Josh Sargent’s penalty kick scored the goal for USA
#At Half-Time IND 0- USA 1
#US scored the first goal through penalty corner
#Chants of “India, India” continue to come out from the capacity crowd
#India beginning to find their groove a bit now the score stands 0-0 at 11 minute
#Match is underway US is looking dangerous in the beginning
Chants of “India, India” ring out as FIFA mascots emerge with FIFA and World Cup logos
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is at the stadium along with sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and All India Football Federation president Praful Patel
That moment has finally come! India will playing their first FIFA World Cup match, irrespective of the category, a few moments from now
The hosts will start as underdogs against US, who have participated in 15 of the 16 editions of FIFA U-17 World Cup.