India U-17 team lose 0-1 to Orlando City in Brazil
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India started their campaign in the Atletico Paranaense U-17 tournament on a bitter note as they went down to US-based club Orlando City SC 0-1, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said on Tuesday.
India earned an early corner riding a bright start with Ninthoi coming close to opening the scoring in the 15th minute on Monday, AIFF said in a statement here.
Both teams went into the change-over goalless.
In the 47th minute of the game, Orlando found the back of the net from a blistering counter-attack.
Towards the end of the game, Abhijit, Joysana and Shubham Sarangi were introduced by coach Nicolai Adam to find the equaliser — but in vain.
India will face tournament hosts Atletico Paranaense on Wednesday.