Indian Colts’ journey towards upcoming FIFA U17 World Cup has been relentless and determined. A fabulous performance put in by the youngsters helped the national team to mercilessly defeat a strong Italian youth team at their home turf.
The AIFF has been setting up exposure trips for the kids in order to prepare them for the ultimate test which is slated to kick off later this year. A goal in either halves against the home side won the match for the visitors, thereby putting any doubts about this young team to rest.
Colts were ready for the whistle and attacked from the get-go. Komal Thatal went close in the 8th minute as India took control of the game.
The opener came in the 31st minute after a period of continuous pressure on the Italian defence. An attempted cross by Abhijit Sarkar took a goal bound deflection resulting in the opening goal for India.
Dance the night away! A historic feat as #India U17s defeat #Italy U17 2-0. A historic feat for all #Indians . #BackTheBlue pic.twitter.com/bfduCPOc49