FIFA U17 World Cup: After climbing ladder, India hit the wall

13 October 2017, 10:01 UTC

India finally hit the wall on Thursday.r r In the 87th minute of their match against Ghana, the spirit which had seemed to define their campaign at the U-17 World Cup visibly seemed to depart. Ibrahim Sulley's shot beat a prostrate Dheeraj Singh, rebounded off the pole but only as far as Emmanuel Toku, who blasted away at an empty net. Extravagant celebrations followed the extravagant strike. 0-4 the giant screens at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium read. The 11 players on the field didn't look up. They stood still, waiting for their victors to finish their reverie. Their teenage faces were haggard,...

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