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India U-17 Women lose 0-5 to Brazil at BRICS Tournament

India U-17 Women's national team (Photo courtesy: AIFF Media)

The Indian U-17 Women’s National Team currently participating in the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament in Johannesburg, South Africa lost 0-5 against Brazil today, July 21.

Although the Indian eves started the match on an attacking note and cajoled chances, it was Brazil with a splendid performance in the second half that ran out eventual winners, scoring four goals in the latter half of the match.

But India had a good chances to go ahead in the 8th minute when Soumya Guguloth burst onto goal and with only the opposition custodian to beat, she slotted wide of the goal.

Indian custodian Archana kept the Indian eves in the game for much of the first half but the Indian citadel conceded in the 40th minute as Brazil took the lead. The half-time scoreline read 1-0 in Brazil’s favour.

Changing over, the Brazilians dominated possession and chances created infront of goal. In the 65th minute, Brazil doubled their lead and scored two back-to-back goals in the 80th and 81st minute to make the scoreline read 4-0.

Brazil added more gloss to the scoreline in the dying embers of the match as they scored again in the 83rd minute. The full-time scoreline read 5-0 in Brazil’s favour.

The Indian Women’s will face China next on July 22 in their last match of the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament.

(AIFF Media)