India vs USA, FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Live Updates: One of the least fancied sides in the tournament, India began their FIFA Women’s Under-17 World Cup opening match against the mighty USA in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. India are trailing 0-3 currently. India had booked an automatic berth in the age-group showpiece as hosts and they are one of the three debutants in the tournament along with fellow Group A side Morocco and Tanzania (Group D). Head coach Thomas Dennerby had said that the hosts would be a tough side to score against and taking a point from the formidable USA at the Kalinga Stadium on Tuesday could be a big achievement for India.
USA have come into the tournament as winners of the CONCACAF championships and they would look to open their campaign with a win, knowing fully well that a slip-up against India can cost them dear in a Group which also has title contenders Brazil.
Here are the Live Updates of the India vs USA, FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup match, from Bhubaneswar:
8:25 PM IST: USA are enjoying most of the possession. The Indians are playing catch-up here!
8:20 PM IST: GOAL! USA 2-0 ahead
Charlotte Kohler increases the gap. The height advantage is big here for USA! After an USA corner, Kohler rises high to send the ball into the net
8:11 PM IST: USA scores, Lead 1-0
Melina Rebimas scores the first goal. Jackson delivered a good cross to Rebimbas and she completes the task with a great volley
8:02 PM IST: The match starts! The Indian team is eyeing a good result here!
7:45 PM IST: Starting Lineups are out!
India XI: Anjali (GK), Purnima, Shilky Hemam, Astam(C), Neha, Kajol, Lynda, Anita, Shubhangi, Nitu, Kajal.
USA XI: Victoria(GK), Savannah, Cameron, Ella, Riley(C), Charlotte, Taylor, Melina, Onyeka, Lauren, Gisele.
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