India lost 3-0 against the US on the opening day of the 2017 U-17 FIFA World Cup in their first group game. Despite having strong support from the fans at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi, the Indian team failed to turn up when it mattered the most and were always the second best.
However, it was the fighting spirit of the men in blue that impressed the fans. Although the opposite team was the better side, there were a lot of bright moments in the match and a plethora of positives for the host nation to take away from the game.
Here’s how Twitter users lauded India’s valiant effort despite the loss:
Chin up boys you made us proud. A lot to learn from this game, looking forward for the next two games in the group stage #WeAreWithYou— Gurpreet Singh (@GurpreetGK) October 6, 2017
It was always going to be a tough battle but well played, boys! Great to see the Indian flag at a FIFA World Cup! #INDvUSA— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) October 6, 2017
Last night’s match was the tournament debut for India, who have never played in any form of a FIFA World Cup Before.
India will next take on Colombia on Monday, Oct 9th at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
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