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Under-17 Football World Cup: India lose 0-3 to USA on Opening Day

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U 17 footbal, Ind Vs USANew Delhi: In their opening encounter of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, India lost to the United States 0-3 in a Group A matche played at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here last night.

The host team got huge support from the audience and received a standing ovation for their effort at the end of the match.

“Hard luck boys! Played with great determination & energy. There is always the next match.India still believes! #FightOn #FIFAU17WC #INDvUSA” , President of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Praful Patel wrote on his twitter handle.

Earlier, in the tournament opener, two-time champions Ghana began their campaign with a 1-0 victory over Colombia.

India will play their second Group A match against Colombia here on October 9.

In Group B fixtures, New Zealand drew with Turkey 1-1 while Paraguay beat Mali 3-2,  played at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.