FIFA Women’s Under-17 WC: India start campaign with 0-8 defeat to USA

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The USA defeated the Indian under-17 women’s football team 0-8 in their opening match of the FIFA under-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 on Tuesday at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, marking the greatest loss for the Indian under-17 women’s football team in the under-17 division.

India is now ranked last in Group A, while the United States is first thanks to this thumping. Brazil defeated Morocco 1-0 in the other Group A match, moving them into second place.

Melina Rebimbas (9’, 31’) scored a pair of goals, and India was defeated by goals from Charlotte Kohler (14’), Onyeka Gamero (24’), Gisele Thompson (38’), Ella Emri (52’), Taylor Suarez (58’ P), and Mia Bhuta (60’).

It is the United States’ biggest victory at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

Anurag Thakur, the Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, made a notable appearance at the FIFA U-17 Women’s Football World Cup India 2022 opening ceremony at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

The minister also viewed India vs. USA game. Dharmendra Pradhan, the Union Minister for Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and Kiren Rijiju, the Minister for Law and Justice, also attended the World Cup’s opening ceremony.

The games will take place at the DY Patil Sports Stadium in Navi Mumbai, the PJN Stadium in Goa, and the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

The major sporting event will feature competitors from up to 16 different countries and last until October 30. The grand final of the prestigious tournament’s seventh edition will be held in Navi Mumbai on October 30. The tournament’s four groups are A, B, C, and D.

There will be three former champions competing in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India in 2022: France, Japan, and Spain. Along with Japan, Canada, Germany, and New Zealand will maintain their illustrious tradition of taking part in every iteration of this extravaganza.

Hosts India is the first country to compete in this World Cup. The U-17 women’s team from India has the opportunity to dominate the competition after the boys’ team did so in 2017.