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India Women's U-17 go down against China in BRICS Cup

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Manisha scored the only goal for the Indians in their final BRICS Cup game against the neighbours.

The Indian U-17 Women’s National Team lost 2-1 against China in their last match of the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament in Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday afternoon.

Two goals by China late in the second half nullified the lead India had taken early on, as the opponents ran out eventual winners.

Manisha had put the Indians ahead in the 25th minute when she capitalized on a rebound off a free-kick and her shot went into the net to give India the advantage. The Indian women had a chance to double their lead before half-time in the 42nd minute but failed to make the most out of it as the shot was placed wide of the goal.




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In the second half, the Indian custodian Archana made some good saves to keep India in the match but her citadel was breached in the 74th minute when China equalized their deficit and scored from the penalty spot to make the scoreline read 1-1.

Eight minutes later, the Chinese opponents found the net once again and scored to take the lead as the scoreline read 2-1. The Indian Women could do little to muster the equalizer and with time running out, failed to make the most of their opportunities. The full-time scoreline read 2-1 in China’s favour.

Published: Sun Jul 22, 2018 03:54 PM IST

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