India performed admirably especially in the first 2 games against USA & Columbia.
This was India’s first entry into the World Cup.
India hosted the matches at the 6 venues – Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Goa, Guwahati & Kolkatta (Final).
The tournament has the record number of viewership on TV and in the stadium for an FIFA U17 tournament.
Jeakson Singh became the first Indian to score in a World Cup match.
India in Group A
- USA 0-3
- Columbia 1-2
- Ghana 0-4
The list of the 21 players :
GOALKEEPERS: Dheeraj Singh, Prabhsukhan Gill, Sunny Dhaliwal
DEFENDERS: Boris Singh, Jitendra Singh, Anwar Ali, Sanjeev Stalin, Hendry Antonay, Namit Deshpande
MIDFIELDERS: Suresh Singh, Ninthoinganba Meetei, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Abhijit Sarkar, Komal Thatal, Lalengmawia, Jeakson Singh, Nongdamba Naorem, Rahul Kannoly Praveen, Md. Shahjahan
FORWARDS: Rahim Ali, Aniket Jadhav
COACH : Luis Norton de Matos.
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