2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup – India: MatchDay 1 – Round-up!

The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India kicked off yesterday with Group A and Group B matches taking place in New Delhi and Navi Mumbai.

Turkey were the first team to score in the first FIFA Tournament to take place on the Indian subcontinent, as FC Schalke 04 midfielder Ahmed Kutucu found the back of the net in their 1-1 draw against New Zealand in Group B.

Hosts India started their Group A campaign with a 0-3 defeat to the United States of America. Josh Sargent converted a penalty in the 30th minute, while Chris Durkin and Andrew Carleton completed the goal scoring after the breather.

Ghana registered a win in their 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup – Group A match against Colombia earlier in the day. Sadiq Ibrahim scored the lone goal of the match to secure the Africans three points.

Meanwhile, fans in Navi Mumbai witnessed a goal festival in the second Group B match as Paraguay defeated Mali 3-2.

The tournament will continue tomorrow with two Group C matches in Goa (Germany vs Costa Rica and Iran vs Guinea) and two Group D matches in Kochi (Brazil vs Spain and North Korea vs Niger).

Group A | Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi

Colombia U-17 0-1 Ghana U-17
Goals: 0-1 Sadiq Ibrahim (39′)

India U-17 0-3 USA U-17
Goals: 0-1 Josh Sargent (30′, pen), 0-2 Chris Durkin (51′), 0-3 Andrew Carleton (84′)
For the complete match report: Fighting India go down 0-3 to USA in their 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup opener!

Group B | DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai

New Zealand U-17 1-1 Turkey U-17
Goals: 0-1 Ahmed Kutucu (18′), 1-1 Max Mata (58′)

Paraguay U-17 3-2 Mali U-17
Goals: 1-0 Antonio Galeano (12′), 2-0 Leonardo Sanchez (17′), 2-1 Hadji Drame (20′), 2-2 Lassana Ndiaye (34′), 3-2 Alan Rodriguez (55′, pen)

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