Russia U-18 routs Indian U-17 team

India's U-17 World Cup squad lost 8-0 in a Group B match of the Valentin Granatkin Memorial Cup.

India next plays Belarus U-18 Team on Tuesday

India next plays Belarus U-18 Team on Tuesday   -  AIFF

Russia U-18 hammered India's U-17 World Cup squad 8-0 in a Group B match of the Valentin Granatkin Memorial Cup in St. Petersburg on Sunday.

The result could have been worse had not Russia missed a penalty just before half-time. The host led lead 5-0 at the interval.

The first goal came as early as the second minute when Glushkov headed in the first corner of the match. It wasn't the start which the Indians were looking for.

The second goal came off another corner in the 12th minute – this time goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh fumbling to collect it and it was tapped in by Denisov.

Glushenkov made it 3-0 in the 21st minute. He followed up a long ball played behind the defence, beat his marker for speed and lobbed it over Dheeraj.

Rudenko made it 4-0 in the 25th minute and Gluskenov scored his second in the 31st to make it 5-0. Following a cross from the left, he trapped in between the two defenders and made space with a deft feint to blast it in.

Russia scored the sixth goal immediately after the changeover when Tsypchenko tapped it in after dribbling past Boris Singh.

It was 7-0 in the 67th minute -- this time Tsypchenko heading in a corner.

With nine substitutions being allowed in the match, coach Nicolai Adam changed as many as six players but they failed to make any impact. Late in the second half, India did have a shy at the goal but Sanjeev's shot sailed wide and then Komal's shot went straight to the rival keeper.

Latchevic completed the rout in added time when he made no mistake to slot in from the penalty spot.

India next plays Belarus U-18 Team on Tuesday.

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