Ghana registered a 4-0 victory over hosts India in their final FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Group A match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday. The Africans claimed the top spot in the group with the win, while India bow out of the tournament.
Colombia secured a Round of 16 spot with a 3-1 victory over the United States. The South Americans finish the group stage as runners-up in Group A, while the US boys advance to the knockout stages as one of the best third-place teams.
Meanwhile, Paraguay and Mali registered convincing victories in their final Group B matches on Thursday. Paraguay finish top of the table after their 3-1 win against a disappointing Turkish side at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, while Mali secured the second place in the group with a 3-1 win against New Zealand.
Group A | DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
USA U-17 1-3 Colombia U-17
0-1 Juan Vidal (3′), 1-1 George Acosta (24′), 1-2 Juan Penaloza (67′), 1-3 Deiber Caicedo (87′)
Group A | Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
Ghana U-17 4-0 India U-17
1-0 Eric Ayiah (43′), 2-0 Eric Ayiah (52′), 3-0 Richard Danso (86′), 4-0 Emmanuel Toku (87′)
Group B | Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
Mali U-17 3-1 New Zealand U-17
1-0 Salam Jiddou (18′), 2-0 Djemoussa Traore (50′), 2-1 Charles Spragg (72′), 3-1 Lassana Ndiaye (82′)
Group B | DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Turkey U-17 1-3 Paraguay U-17
0-1 Giovanni Bogado (41′), 0-2 Fernando Cardozo (43′), 0-3 Antonio Galeano (61′), 1-3 Kerem Kesgin (90’+3′)