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India U-17 team pumps seven goals past Strømmen IF U-16

The India U-17 national team in Norway.

The India U-17 World Cup squad defeated the U-16 team of Norwegian OBOS-ligaen side Strømmen IF 7-0 in Norway on June 27, 2016.

Coming on the back of a 3-0 win over Ullensaker/Kisa IL, the Indian colts were right off the blocks and dominated possession, whilst restricting the Norwegian team to their own half.

The dangers bells rung for Strømmen IF in the 9th minute when Sanjeev’s free-kick curled inches over the bar as India tried to take an early lead.

Seven minutes later, India capitalized on their attacking momentum and took the lead when Sanjeev tapped home a Hendry cross from the right flank to make the scoreline read 1-0.

After the half-time scoreline read 1-0, the Indian U-17 team picked-up right where they left off and in the 52nd minute Saurabh missed a sitter when he latched onto a Ninthoi through pass, steamed clear of the onrushing custodian, but failed to tap the ball home.

Not to be deterred, the Indian colts doubled their lead a minute after as Aman Chhetri exquisitely curled the ball home to make it 2-0 in favour of India. In the 59th minute, the India drew curtains on the match as they took an unassailable three goal lead when Lalengmawia scored to make the scoreline read 3-0.

In the 80th minute Lalengmawia scored his second and India’s fourth and Joysana added more glitz to the scoreline as he scored in the 86th minute to make the scoreline read 5-0. Komal and Gaston added to India’s goal scoring tally in the dying embers of the match as the full-time scoreline read 7-0 in India’s favour.

(Report & Photo courtesy AIFF Media)