India begin their U16 Championships campaign against Vietnam in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. Here's all you need to know about the tournament.
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India needs more leagues, more games, more coaches too for the sport to improve, say experts.
The 'Arrows' route consists of members of India's U-17 and U-19 teams teaming up to play as a separate club in the I-League.
FIFA's head of competitions Jamie Yarza has praised India's readiness to host "major events" in world football.
Sharda makes her debut at a FIFA tournament and finds lots in common with other global events, though nothing beats the Games for sheer size and scale
ESPN lists five players that impressed for their respective teams, but will not be seen in the U-17 World Cup Monday onwards.
The 4-0 loss against Ghana in New Delhi on Thursday was a reminder of the gulf that remained between India and world-class competition.
Ghana beat India with goals from Eric Ayiah, Richard Danso and Emmanuel Toku, as the hosts finished their World Cup campaign last in the group.
India's AFC Asian Cup qualification during the U-17 WC throws up an intriguing possibility of some juniors making their way to the senior team.
The African U-17 runners-up will be India's toughest challenge at the World Cup so far and will start as the overwhelming favourites.
Had India stuck to their usual corner routine against Colombia, Jeakson Singh would've been at the far post and unable to create history.
Sanjeev Stalin left his modest home at the age of 10 with dreams of making a career in football. And he has already helped create a bit of history.
The players at the Under-17 World Cup have raised the bar so high for themselves, the rest of us judge them as senior-level pros.
Goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem's sheer force of will kept India in the contest against Colombia through the course of the match.
India showed signs of improvement in their match against Colombia but they need to show greater ability to soak in the pressure, writes Debayan Sen .
Two years ago, Jeakson Singh was cut from the U-15 team for being "too slow". After Monday, he is a part of Indian football folklore.
An emotional night at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, when India scored their first-ever World Cup goal, produced scenes of high drama.
After a 3-0 opening day loss to the US, India will be hoping to put up a better show against Colombia, who lost 1-0 to Ghana in their opening game.
It's a frequently asked question. How do a group of boys, none older than 17, put behind the emotions of a heavy defeat at a World Cup?
Midfielder Suresh Wangjam admitted that the 3-0 defeat to USA in Delhi was a painful learning experience for the hosts.
Josh Sargent, Chris Durkin and Andrew Carleton scored goals as the U.S. had little trouble in a 3-0 win over India in front of 45,000 in New Delhi.
The final result was less than ideal, but that did little to dampen the enthusiasm of 46321 fans, who were all in Delhi to witness history.
A convincing 3-0 defeat might suggest otherwise, but India had plenty of positives and lessons to take away from their maiden World Cup match.
Goals from Joshua Sargent, Christopher Durkin and Andrew Carleton helped USA beat hosts India 3-0 in their opening Group A match of the FIFA U17 WC.
Jaekson Singh made history by scoring India's first goal at the World Cup, but the hosts proceeded to concede immediately, losing 2-1 to Colombia.
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|New Zealand U17||3||0||1||2||-4||1|
|Costa Rica U17||3||0||1||2||-4||1|
|North Korea U17||3||0||0||3||-5||0|
|New Caledonia U17||3||0||1||2||-11||1|