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Gritty India lose to Colombia 2-1 in U-17 World Cup

Asked if he will make changes in his game plan, he said, "I can not change much, I have to keep as many tall and strong players as possible as Ghana are a physically strong team".

India still have a slim chance of moving into the next round if they win their last league game against two-time champions Ghana on Thursday.

Nonetheless, the inspired outing in the last match has brought in a renewed sense of hope for the fans going into the final group match, which could very well be India's final match of the tournament.

Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers Samuel Fabin or Norton de Matos? It also tells you that the player is level headed with feet firmly rooted to the ground. "We worked on goal scoring before this game".

After losing 0-1 to United States of America in their second group match, Paa Kwesi Fabin's side face a must-win situation against an Indian side who are yet to win a game at the competition and can not progress into the next round. "After the U.S. game, we were better with Colombia and we want to be better tomorrow (Thursday)". Every game has a different story, a different script.

Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin has lamented over his team's conversion rate, but he is still eyeing a win over India in order to progress as group leaders, should the other result go in the Starlets favour.

"I don't think it was my goal, I think it was the team's goal because it was a collective effort". I am proud as a coach as all players have given 200%.

With the expectations now rising, de Matos and his boys would be aiming to show that the performance against Colombia was no fluke and they were worthy competitors in this global showpiece, where they were automatic qualifiers as hosts. "There are similar points to Colombia", he said. They have two very good fullbacks who can support the attack. Only the four best third-placed teams will get progression, and India will have to have a decent goal difference as three points might not be enough to get them through.

Difficult, definitely. It could very well be a 5-0 drubbing.

He will go down in the Indian sporting history as the one who gave unbridled joy to millions with a strike that will be etched in memory. It's football after all.

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