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U-17 World Cup: “We will give Ghana a tough fight” – India skipper

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India captain Amarjit Singh has warned they will not be pushovers when they face Ghana in a must-win final group game at the ongoing 2017 Fifa World Cup on Thursday.

Despite losing their first two games, technically, the tournament hosts could still qualify for the Round of 16 should they defeat the Black Starlets while results in other groups go in their favour.

After their gallant display in the 2-1 loss to Colombia, the Indians are growing in confidence and are dreaming of causing an upset against the African giants.

“We have the utmost respect for our opponents but we will give them a very tough fight, even tougher than we gave Colombia. It is a matter of survival and we will do anything to go into the next round,” says the Indian skipper.

With ambition running high in the squad, the colts are aiming for nothing less than a win that would eventually propel them into contention of progression and hence the need for a massive attendance at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the Capital on Thursday.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium has been a mecca for Indian football fans ever since the Fifa U-17 World Cup kicked-off and the fans have cheered the young colts through every second of the matches.

Thanking the fans for their support, Sanjeev Stalin said: “We play for the fans, they are our everything and we thank them for the wonderful support that they have given us.”

Goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh also called for even more support against Ghana.

“Against Ghana we will need a lot of support. We will give it our very best on the pitch. I expect all to be cheering for us like they have done for us. We won’t disappoint them. Come and back the blue,” he stated.








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