U17 World Cup: Ghana Thrash India to Qualify for Knockout Stage

​Ghana qualified for the knockout stages of the FIFA U17 World Cup after a 4-0 thrashing of India in their final Group A game to finish with six points from three games.

The start was frantic and end-to-end as Ghana had a goal disallowed in the sixth minute after carving open the Indian back-line.
The first blood was finally drawn at the cusp of the half-time whistle. Sadiq was thwarted by Dheeraj. The rebound, however, fell to an unmarked Ayiah, who made no mistake in sending the ball into an empty net.
The away side doubled their lead in the 51st minute. Mensah was fed with a sublime through pass on the left flank. He then played it to Aiyah , whose low shot at the far post gave Dheeraj no chance.
Towards the end, Jeakson Singh lost the ball in the midfield to Leveh, who played it to Richard Danso. The substitute exploited the space behind India’s backline and his low shot went into the net.
Only a couple of minutes later, Ghana scored their fourth goal. Ibrahim Sulley won the ball on the right flank and pulled the trigger but his shot rattled the woodwork and came out. The rebound, unfortunately, went to skipper Emmanuel Toku who slotted it home past a diving Boris, who was trying to pull off a goal-line save.


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