Indian U-17 women's team loses to Russia

The Indian eves took the lead early but Russia came back strong with goals in either half.

The Indian U-17 Women’s National Team poses for a pre-game photograph.   -  Twitter/IndianFootball

India lost 1-3 to Russia in the BRICS Under-17 women’s football tournament here on Thursday.

Coming on the back of a 0-5 loss against the host South Africa, the Indian eves took an early lead through Soumya Guguloth in the sixth minute but Russia came back strong and ran out eventual winners scoring three goals in the remaining time, reports Efe.

Soumya put India ahead in the 6th minute by slotting home from a cross but the opponents found an equaliser three minutes later.

Samiksha’s effort in the 17th minute earned a decent save from the opposition goalkeeper but Russia took the lead in the 28th minute.

In the second half, the Indian eves showed vigour in attacking but the momentum was cut short when Russia found the net in the 62nd minute, making it 3-1.

In the 77th minute, Samiksha rattled the woodwork after her fierce free-kick left the opposition custodian bewildered.

The Indian eves pressed to minimize their deficit but could only hit the woodwork in the dying minutes of the match.

India takes on Brazil in its next match on June 21.

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