This will totally come as a boost for FIFA U-17 World-Cup preparations as Indian U-17 Football upsets Italy’s U-17 in a friendly Football match by 2-0.
World No. 12 in Seniors Men’s Football Italy, got a big setback when their Under-17 team was totally dominated by Indian young U-17 team, whose International Ranking for Senior team is 100.
Boys in Blue drew the first blood at 31′ minute when Abhijit’s cross takes a wicked deflection and goes in, passing the Italy’s Goal-keeper.
At the Half Time, India went off the field with a Surprising 1-0 lead .
Young Indian lads continued their aggressive approach after half time too as they created many chances at Italy’s Goal & put Italy on immense pressure.
At 59′, Aniket missed a chance to extend India’s lead after rounding up the Italian custodian, he again got a chance at 65′ but his strike at Goal went wide .
India continued to put pressure on Italy & missed another chance after Rahul failed to tap a Goal from handshaking distance after the Italian GK made an uncanny save.
Finally, India found a way to extend their lead at 80′ when Rahul’s shot doubled the lead against Italy by 2-0. A lead of 2 Goals made sure that Indian U-17 team upsets a big footballing nation !!
Indian U-17 team will go as a under-dog at FIFA U-17 World Cup & these exposures against Big nations are quite important & vital for these young lads.