What coach De Matos said after India's loss to USA

What coach De Matos said after India's loss to USA

What coach De Matos said after India's loss to USA

US will next take on Ghana on October 9. India will clash with Columbia at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Monday in their next Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup encounter.

The FIFA U-17 World Cup match between India vs Colombia will be played on October 9. The American players began with a possessive match. It was not just physical, though the visitors were definitely stronger, but it seemed at times that the Indian boys were lacking in basic skills. "The team was not nervous but excited and we enjoyed the night", Suresh said, describing the moment.

The Turks had the better of the first half, with Ahmed Kutucu's headed goal from a corner putting them 1-0 in front. It was very important for us to score a goal during this phase of the game. Denia talked about their opponents in the first game, Brazil, and talked about how important the game will be in what he considers is the most hard group of the tournament. They struggled to complete passes and ended up numerous times in giving away the ball to opponents. They initiated their attacks mostly from the left side of the pitch. The Indian youngsters tried their best, logging thousands of air miles flying to Europe and the Americas for preparing for the big occasion.

In Group B, Paraguay and Mali played out a thriller this evening with the South Americans running out 3-2 winners after Alan Rodriguez converted the winning penalty in the second half.

After a first half in which India rarely got a feel of the ball, the host nation produced an improved performance in the second half. They attacked well in the starting periods but couldn't find the back of the net. "So we weren't nervous, we were excited to play our game. everyone told us the stadium would be nearly full and we should mentally prepare for the crowd.it was just as good as I expected".


For India, Komal Thatal showed some artistry in the left flank but never really threatened usa defence. They will all be still be seen as World Cuppers and with Indian football opening up with a lot of avenues to make it as professionals they can aim for bigger things.

India gave a good account of itself against United States, conceding three goals and coming close to knock in two.

The Indian side tried to attack and take at least something, but couldn't find a way through the USA defense. However, our players know very well what they are gonna do tomorrow. It's part of the game, but we were a goal down.

"Every match is a new match as every day is a new day and playing in a FIFA World Cup is a different challenge for both teams as compared to a friendly match", De Matos said.

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