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U-17 World Cup: Colombia edge out India

India kept Columbia at bay in the first half but the visitors struck early in the second half as Penaloza broke the deadlock. Photograph: (Others)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 09, 2017, 05.08 PM (IST)

Columbia beat India narrowly even after Jaekson equalised in injury time but Columbia's Penalosa scored the winner in the closing seconds as India went down 1-2 in the Under-17 World Cup in Delhi's Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium on Monday night.

India kept Columbia at bay in the first half but the visitors struck early in the second half as Penalosa broke the deadlock.

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Penalosa's fierce left-foot shot hit the net as Indian goalkeeper Dheeraj failed to keep the ball out. 

The Indians kept battling hard until injury time when Jaekson's header gave the hosts their maiden goal in the junior World Cup but the hosts failed to defend as Columbia struck within seconds to break Indian hearts.

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Twenty-four teams are taking part in the tournament with the finals scheduled to be held on October 28.

 

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