"I think I will sleep well today", de Matos said at the post-match press conference.
The first half was goal-less.
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Ghana would come to regret not taking their chances, as U.S. won all three points thanks to Akinola's goal on 75 minutes. "The second goal was a mistake, big mistake for us".
Despite Ghana finding loopholes in their system through rigorous high pressing and catching them off guard on the counter, the 60-year-old coach with 25-years of team managing experience under his belt refused to abandon their football philosophy after just one failure.
Penaloza broke the deadlock for Colombia in the second half, running into space and sending a curling ball inches above Indian goalkeeper Dheeraj Moirangthem to the far corner. We have to be on our toes all throughout and have to focus on the task at hand.
The Colombia coach is still not ready to give up on his team's ambition to win the competition and has vowed to fight till the end.
Down by a goal in this crucial encounter, India looked eager to respond as Meetei delivers a cross from the right flank, only to find Rahul Kanoly's shot wide off the target. "The defenders had a very good game and I believe these players are definitely the future of Indian football". There is no other alternative for us.
India conceded a goal from a corner against the US on Friday. "They score through corners", he said. The captain found himself through on goal in the 40th minute after beating an offside trap, nutmegged advancing USA goalkeeper Justin Carces but lost his footing with a gaping goal in sight. "We must lead with our strongest points and our strongest points in this moment is our wingers", he concluded.
India vs Colombia Live streaming: After giving a fighting performance against a stronger United States side, the Indian Under-17 football team will now take on another mighty opponent in Colombia in the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi on Monday evening.