India's journey in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup came to an end with 0-4 loss against Ghana in the final Group A match. The Colts failed to win a single match in the showpiece event, but they earned a lot of applause for their resilience and hard work. Over 50,000 Indian fans had flocked to the stadium to support their team.
It was for the first time that India was participating in the finals of a FIFA tournament. They are also hosting a football World Cup for the first time.
Twitter was abuzz with wishes for the U-17 team as they showered praise on them.
Well played boys!We are proud of you.Congratulations to coach De Matos. India has arrived on the world stage.The future is India's. https://t.co/RV4jAR570c— Praful Patel (@praful_patel) October 12, 2017
Irrespective of the the results, the boys showed great character in this #FIFAU17WC the experience itself will help them in the years 2 come— Gurpreet Singh (@GurpreetGK) October 12, 2017
For those who'll only see the 4-0 score line - Not a fair assessment of how well India played. The attitude & pace was special #FIFAU17WC— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) October 12, 2017
As a kid, I used to lament how Indian keepers couldn't get a goalkick out of the half. Now I'm looking at one throwing it out of the half— Vishnu Prasad (@visheprasad) October 12, 2017
JLN faithfuls with 'India India' chant after yesterday's match against Ghana. pic.twitter.com/zmGoDJmXtI— Vipul (@Sporty_Baba) October 13, 2017
Big shout out to all the lads who wore their heart on their sleeves and billion dreams on their back. Best part, we have only begun. pic.twitter.com/FKD3E52ozf— West Block Blues (@WestBlockBlues) October 13, 2017
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