India lost their first ever match in a football World Cup 0-3 against USA, but it was the fighting spirit of the team on the pitch that impressed the Indian fans the most.
The team fought till the last second of the Under-17 World Cup encounter and made life difficult for their opponents, something the scoreline doesn’t reflect. While USA were the better side, the hosts also created numerous chances and impressed with the skills.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to India’s first match in a football World Cup:
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
Against players with far greater exposure, many of them playing in leagues, India were impressive in periods of play. Definite future here— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 6, 2017
I must say I enjoyed the fight. The boys were giving it their all and it showed. Waiting for the next game. Deserved to score. #INDvsUSA— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) 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
Terrific effort, India. Cld’ve been 2-1. Remember this was no friendly. A World Cup tie with a nation 80 ranks above on FIFA chart.#INDvUSA— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) October 6, 2017
What could’ve been India’s first WC goal, it had to be woodwork. Unlucky smh. pic.twitter.com/3T7pM36UGc— Rahul Sharma 🏏 (@CricFreakRD) October 6, 2017
Full Time:USA 3 – 0 India🇮🇳Well Played India. We Heard Our National Anthem In #FIFA For 1st Time. Its Victory For Us.#INDvUSA #FIFAU17WC pic.twitter.com/b0xXtFGWP6— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) October 6, 2017
I really hope few football players to step up in order to be the source of inspiration for these youngsters. It would be great for our football world in the coming years. All the best Team India for the upcoming matches.#INDvUSA #FIFAU17WC #FIFA17WC— Rishabh Datta (@rishabhdatt) October 6, 2017