India Chronicles

1st World Cup match

By October 7, 2017 No Comments

India:0 USA:3

Great expectation for the first ever match of an India national team in a FIFA World Cup.

This national team of India made football history on this country.

The day begun with the visit of their relatives. Families of the players were welcomed at the Rhe Lalit hotel where the national team is staying. A lot of joy and love was shared between the players and their relatives.

Then the sensation of entering a stadium that has with more than 45.000 spectators to support the team.

Wonderful and unforgettable moment!!

Unfortunately we couldn’t fulfil the dream of winning. But we were brace and despite losing by 3 goals, we have left a good image has a team.

It was a pity that the first goal happened on a penalty that didn’t exist. An error only possible because the VAR (Video Assistant Referee) was not being used on this FIFA U17 World Cup 

And after the second goal, we had a great  opportunity to score a goal, but the ball hit the post. On the next play, the US national team made the 3rd goal, a very heavy punishment for our team.

I was disappointed with the result but proud of the players that will have a great future.

The US national coach words, Mr. John Hackworth, reveal that we are moving on the right track.

“India played really well. I’m very impressed with the team. We did not play great but full credit to them. They were organised and there was no space too lay through” .

Discipline and organisation, it means WORK.