Show of steel turns som­bre

Af­ter promis­ing dis­play in first 2 out­ings, In­dia end maiden U-17 WC cam­paign with crush­ing 0-4 loss to Ghana

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE -

back. Ninthoin­ganba Meetei and Rahim Ali were roped in but the In­dian shoul­ders had dropped by then. With In­di­ans go­ing on the of­fen­sive, it was only a mat­ter of time be­fore Ghana could romp more goals home.

The Black Star­lets sub­sti­tute Richard Danso made an im­me­di­ate im­pact by plac­ing the ball on the right corner bot­tom to make it 3-0 in the 86th minute.

And be­fore even a minute had passed, another sub­sti­tute Em­manuel Toku latched onto the re­bound to send the ball into an empty goal, com­pletely si­lenc­ing the 52,000odd crowd here.

The manic two min­utes robbed the In­dian boys of the credit they de­served for putting some gutsy per­for­mances over the last one week.

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