India colts win third place match in Brazil football U-17 meet

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) India beat American side Orlando City SC 2-1 in the third-place match at the Atletico Paranaense U-17 international football tournament on Sunday.

Amarjit Singh scored from the penalty spot and Shubham Sarangi headed the second goal in the first half to record their first victory of the tournament, held at Curitiba in Brazil.

Orlando City SC scored first but India came back strongly and received a penalty when Shubham was brought down inside the box.

Amarjit scored from the spot to draw parity.

Shubham then put India in front when he guided Amarjit’s lofted pass into the net shortly before the half-time.

Both teams failed to add to the scoreline in the second half.