Ghana trounced India by 4-0 on Thursday in a crucial last group match of the FIFA Under-17 World CUP played at JLN stadium Delhi.
It was the third straight loss for India U-17 team India after being thrashed by the US in their first encounter and Colombia in the second game.
The Colts started the game on a very energetic note and kept Africans on the bay until the last minutes of the first half when Ghana skipper Eric Aiyah succeded to pierce through the Indian defence.
The win is crucial not just for India but two-time FIFA U 17 World Cup Champion Ghana as well. The Africans need to win the match against India with a healthy margin of goals to keep their title hopes alive.
Here Are the Live Updates:
# It's over. Ghana win it 4-0. Indians are dejected. Boys, you've done your best and we all are behind you.
# Ghana score back-to-back goals to take the scoreline 4-0 in their favour
# Amarjit gets a yellow card, Rahim Ali replaces him.
# Indian captain Amarjit is leading from the front. Great resilience showed by him to defy the Ghana attackers
# Ghana skipper Eric Aiyah completes his brace. Goal number 2 for him today. The Africans are up by 2-0.
# Second half resumes at the JLN Stadium, Can India pull things back? Well, I believe they have the potential.
# The referee blows the whistle and India U17s go into the break 1-0 down to Ghana.
# Ghana breach the Indian defence as skipper Ayiah finds the back of the net.
# Ghana scores the first goal of the match.
# Corner for Ghana as Anwar puts the ball away. Meanwhile, Dheeraj is down and he needs some medical attention
# Another long-ranger from Ghana. The Africans are attacking in numbers
# Optimistic pass from Ghana midfielder but it's too heavy for the attacker. Goal kick for Colts
# Quick counter-attack by Boris who is brought down by Ghana defender. Free-kick for India.
# Ghana finds the net but the assistant referee is spot on, rules it offside
# Very very positive play by our colts. Aniket tries to put in a juicy cross but no one reaches it
# National Anthem of India being played at JLN Stadium, Delhi.