India U-17 World Cup squad has defeated the USA-based football club Orlando City SC, on Sunday, 18 Dec. to finish third in the Atletico Paranaense U17 International Tournament.
Amarjit and Shubham helped the Indian U17 squad to sign off the Atletico Paranaense U17 International Tournament with an emphatic 2-1 victory over the USA-based team Orlando City SC, as Amarjit scored from the penalty spot and Shubham Sarangi headed the second goal in the first half to thump their first victory of the tournament.
Sunday’s victory over the USA based football club Orlando City is the first victory for the India U17 World Cup squad, which helped India to finish third in the Atletico Paranaense U17 International Tournament.
Orlando City started to pressure the Indian side from the very beginning of the game and scored the first goal of the match to take the lead, but the Indian side has shown their fighting spirit and tried to recuperate quickly to come back into the match. 10 minutes later, India earned a free kick at the top of the box and Sanjeev cuts it short to Boris. Boris released it in for an onrushing Shubham but the later was brought down illegally inside the box by the opposition defender to concede a penalty kick.
And Amarjit Singh did not make any mistake to equalize the score by converting the penalty to goal.
Just after 20 min. of the equalizing goal, from a short corner, Sanjeev again played the trick of passing short to the scorer Amarjit who lifted it into the box and Shubham made no mistake to head it home to put his team at the front.
Later on the USA based club gave their 100% to equalize the score, but India defenders left the ground held their heads high to stop the opposition strikers and defeated the USA based club Orlando City SC by 2-1 to finish the tournament at the third position behind the host Atletico Paranaense and Uruguay National Team who are slated to lock their horns in the final later today.