India end campaign in agony

New Delhi, Oct 12:
Rank outsiders India ended their maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign in a cry of pain and agony as they were handed a 0-4 thrashing by two-time champions Ghana in their final group match here today.
The Indians played their hearts out in the final Group A game but that was not enough as formidable Ghana outplayed them in all departments.
The scoreline, though, would not tell the exact story.
Captain Eric Ayiah scored twice — in the 43rd and 52nd minutes — while second half substitutes Richard Danso (86th) and Emmanuel Toku (87th) struck once each to break the hearts of the 52,614 home supporters at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
The fans had turned up in large numbers, hoping that their players would come up with another inspiring show, like they had done against Colombia in the previous match.
With Colombia beating the USA 3-1 in the other Group A game in Mumbai today, Ghana topped the group. Colombia also qualified in the round of 16 as they finished second. USA had to be content with the third place. (PTI)


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