FIFA U-17 World Cup: Valiant India Go Down 0-3 Against USA
India displayed a spirited performance in their opening game of the FIFA U-17 World Cup as they went down fighting to a formidable USA.
USA captain Josh Sargent celebrates after scoring the match's opening goal with a 31st-minute penalty against India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi graced Indian football's historic moment. He also greeted players of both the teams before the kick off of India's opening FIFA U-17 World Cup match.
Along with PM Modi, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura, Asian Football Confederation President Shaikh Salman Ebrahim Al Khalifa and All India Football Federation chief Praful Patel were also present during the small opening ceremony.
Defender Chris Durkin doubled USA's lead in the 51st minute while Andrew Carleton scored the third to put gloss over the scoreline.
India scripted history by becoming the first Indian team ever to participate in a major FIFA tournament across all age groups.