Source: News Bharati English14 Oct 2016 16:00:01
New Delhi, October 14: India lost to Brazil in the fourth match of the U-17 Football Tournament at Goa by 1-3. With the victory, Brazil made up for the finals of the tournament. Indian team lost all the four matches against South Africa, Russia, China and Brazil.
Brazil took the lead as early as in the second minute of the match through Brenner Silva’s powerful shot from outside the box at the Athletic Stadium. Brazil’s Brenner Souza da Costa scored the first goal for his country in the second minute of the match. India’s Komal Thatal scored an equalizer in the 19th minute.
Down by a goal, Nicolai Adam’s boys attacked with vigour and Komal Thatal scored the equaliser in the 19th minute with a curling shot from the left flank. Brazil again scored in the 30th minute through Marcos Santos’s .
In the 66th minute Indian substitute Joysana Singh robbed Brazil off possession and burst onto goal. Joysana cut inside the Brazil box, but instead of shooting, he tried to find an onrushing Aman Chetri but before he could cause any damage the Brazilian defence cleared the ball away.
In the 82nd minute Brazil scored through Vinicius Oliviera to double their lead and wrap up the match. However, India’s performance was truly magnificent, as put in perhaps the toughest fight Brazil faced in the tournament, bar Russia.