On day seven of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup teams play their final first-round matches in Group A and B. Apart from hosts India, USA, Colombia and Paraguay will be in action as well.
The head coach of the Indian U-17 national team, Luiz Norton de Matos has disclosed that he knew his outfit will find it hard to cope against Ghana.
Fabin, however feels his wards could have scored more goals and there were no real threats on his side from India.
Pointing out that the standard of the U-17 World Cup is far higher than the I-League and the Indian Super League (ISL), he said his boys have taken away valuable lessons from the tournament which will stand them in good stead when they represent the country at senior level.
India's defence was totally clumsy in last minutes of the game as they gifted two goals to Ghana's substitutes Richard Danso and Emmanuel Toku within a span of two minutes. Their players are fast and strong and Ghana showed that tonight as well, ' De Matos said after the game. If he continues to develop at this rate, Dheeraj Moirangthem might well be the long-term successor to Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.
For Acosta, the goal struck home, as his father is Colombian.
India lost all three matches in the tournament against the United States, Columbia and Ghana to bow out of the U-17 World Cup tournament. However, Jeakson's goal will forever remain etched in history as the first goal scored by an Indian in a Federation Internationale de Football Association tournament, making the moment even sweeter for those who were there to witness it.
Ghana would be the team to bring the Colts crashing back to earth in the final Group A game.
The USA entered Thursday as winners of two straight at the World Cup, beating India 3-0 before edging Ghana 1-0.
"They (India U-17 footballers) are as intelligent as others". If they had to play one more match, they couldn't have played as they didn't have any energy left.