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StarTimes to air Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup

StarTimes to air Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup

The two nations, now familiar adversaries after myriad World Cup meetings at multiple age levels, duked it out over a balanced, end-to-end 90-plus minutes at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

Two-time champions Ghana began their Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup campaign with a 1-0 victory over Colombia in a Group A match.

With Delhi being amongst the most polluted cities in the world, Restrepo was asked to comment on whether it has affected his team given that they have been in India for nearly two weeks. In recognition of the increasing excitement about the handsome game in India, "Football Takes Over" was the first and most fitting choice as the official slogan for the tournament.

On being questioned about the African teams in particular who are very strong in physique, Restrepo said, "Yes, we have an experience of that". The US had earlier defeated hosts India 3-0.

Colombia are returning to the U-17 World Cup after eight years, and their fifth and most recent appearance ended with a fourth-place finish, for a side where the attack was spearheaded by one of the Indian Super League (ISL) superstars, John Stiven Mendoza.

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Both USA and Ghana won their opening games.

In all, Ghana have reached four out of five World Cup finals and finished third in the 1999 edition. "Certainly, we will do our best and look forward to playing in the World Cup". "Our aim is to get to the final and win it", Fabin had said.

"I'm a bit disappointed in the play because that's not how we play", Fabin said.

"For me, I see (that) the weather here is just like Ghana".