Hosts India would like to put behind their loss against USA in the opening group fixture and put up a stellar performance against Colombia in their second Group A clash of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Jawahar Lal Stadium in New Delhi on Monday.
Both the teams require a positive result to boost their chances of qualification to the second round after India’s 0-3 drubbing against USA and Colombia’s 0-1 defeat to two-time champions Ghana in the first round games on Friday.
Though top four third-placed teams along with the top two from six groups will qualify for the Round of 16, neither the hosts nor the South Americans would ideally want to be pushed to the ‘lucky losers’ list who remain in contention to advance.
# Match ends, India lose to Colombia 1-2
# Last 5 minutes of added time
# Foul by Gustavo Carvajal
# Gustavo Carvajal right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
# Juan Penaloza nets the ball again, right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
# Jeakson scores the FIRST goal for India
# 10 minutes left in the humdinger
# Rahim Ali gets the opportunity but he falters
# Frustration creeping up in the Indian dugout
# Boris replaced by Nongdamba Naorem
# Foul by Juan Penaloza
# Anwar Ali wins a free kick in the defensive half
# Juan Penaloza scores a brilliant goal from outside the box to give Colombia 1-0 lead
# 3 minutes of added time at the end of the first half
# Foul on Amarjit. Anwar Ali tries to head it home but it gets jammed into the goalie's gloves
# What a save by Dheeraj! He has got a great future ahead
# Rahul takes on his own to take the challenge to the opponents
# Anwar is playing for he's playing for 1.3 billion lives tonight
# Ninthoi takes on his own but eventually the attack is taken down
# Anwar Ali throws himself to keep the danger away. Sublime defending by the lanky defender
# Foul on Jeakson and the entire stadium is booing the player. The atmosphere is superb