Ghana had to face the first defeat in two games.
"I'm a bit disappointed in the play because that's not how we play". We are still the leaders.
Ghana came in much organised and more determined in the second half which made them open up the tight USA defense on some occasions but Sadiq Ibrahim and Emmanuel Toku, in particular could not make them count. The Black Starlets were the undoubted dominant force, reaching the final at four of the decade's five Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cups, including lifting the trophy in 1991 (Italy) and 1995 (Ecuador). That also remains the only official meeting between Ghana and Colombia at this level.
Colombia struck back at the other end with an effort going inches wide of the post.
"All the teams have their own style and strategies". We want to improve the quality of the players which is very important. "That's all we are concerned about right now", he said. They were the first team to have landed in India for this edition, and impressed those who saw them beat Minerva Academy's U-20 team 1-0 in a friendly last month.
The "Black Starlets", who clinched the under-17 World Cup in 1991 and 1995, won through a 39th-minute superb goal by midfielder Sadiq Ibrahim, though both teams looked nearly equal throughout the 90 minutes under the bright floodlights. "There's no difference for us - we have to perform the way we would at any World Cup", said Gutierrez.
"Certainly we are happy to be here". Regardless, the six points should be plenty for the Americans to go through as a third-place finisher, with the top four from the six groups moving on. We have plans to move forward. It's a lovely country, very vast and diverse.