FIFA U-17 World Cup : India vs Colombia


09 Oct 2017

India U-17 face Colombia in their second Group Stage match

Days after losing the opener against USA, the India U-17 team take on Colombia in the Group A tie later today.

It is a must win match for both the sides, as both are yet to accumulate any points.

India lost 0-3 to USA, Colombia too were left beaten 0-1 by Ghana, in the their first games.

Let us know more about this match!

Points table standings - Group A

As it stands, USA top Group A table with three points, followed by Ghana with same points and a lesser goal difference. Colombia are third while India occupy the bottom of the table.

Starting XI

What changes could the Indian side see?

What changes could the Indian side see?

Right-back Boris Singh, out with suspension in the first match, will most likely be included in the starting XI, replacing Rahul Kannoly.

The probable starting XI could be like this- Dheeraj Singh (GK), Boris Singh, Anwar Ali, Jitendra Singh, Suresh Singh, Sanjeev Stalin, Amarjit Singh (C), Komal Thatal, Abhijit Sarkar, Nongdamba Naorem, Aniket Jadhav.

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No holding back

The players will fight to win says coach de Matos

India coach Luis Norton de Matos said, while he is aware of the difference in quality between the two teams, the players will fight hard against the Colombian opposition.

He added, "I would like to win. But, I believe if you can't, you should try to draw. I never want my team to lose and we will surely fight for a result."

Colombia U-17

About the Latin American opposition

About the Latin American opposition

Colombia have competed in five editions of the U-17 World Cup in the past and finished third on two occasions.

They managed to qualify for the 2017 edition after a last-ditch victory over Paraguay.

Considering the fact that they will be up against the weakest team in the group, the South American opponent will be desperate to open their account by beating the hosts.

Probable Colombia line-up

Probable starting XI Colombia - Kevin Mier (GK), Robert Mejia, Andres Cifuentes, Thomas Guttierrez, Juan Penaloza, Andres Filipe Perea, Etilso Martinez, Jaminton Campaz, Deiber Caicedo, Yadir Meneses, Deyman Andres Cortes.

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Colombia Football Team


Indian Football Team


U-17 Football Team

U-17 Football World Cup

Abhijit Sarkar

Amarjit Singh

Andres Cifuentes

Andres Filipe Perea

Aniket Jadhav

Anwar Ali

Boris Singh

de Matos

Deiber Caicedo

Deyman Andres Cortes

Dheeraj Singh

Etilso Martinez



Group A

Group Stage

India U-17

Jaminton Campaz

Jitendra Singh

Juan Penaloza

Kevin Mier

Komal Thatal

Latin American

Luis Norton

Luis Norton de Matos

Nongdamba Naorem

Probable Colombia

Rahul Kannoly

Right-back Boris Singh

Robert Mejia

Sanjeev Stalin

South American

Suresh Singh

Thomas Guttierrez


USA top Group

World Cup

XI Colombia

Yadir Meneses

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