Matos was pretty honest in assessing India's chances - saying that information on teams was easy to obtain these days but his side still had a few factors that could take U.S. by surprise. Even Sunil Chhetri has never played in the World Cup.
"I am here to see the first game, their senior national teams are playing for the qualification spot (at the 2018 FIFA World Cup) so its not possible to see them". But they must not get carried away and stay humble and keep working hard.
Indian boys played their hearts out as they managed to hold usa for first 30 minutes.
"[The opening game] might have been a totally different platform because it was the first time playing in front of such huge crowds with the team, so the players might have been a little nervous in the beginning of the match", he said. We will play to win. 10': Sargent takes a free-kick for the team, but the Indians successfully defend the shot. "Now our minds are focused on performing well against Colombia and to give our best".
The FIFA U-17 World Cup match between India vs Colombia will be played on October 9.
Mata, however, ended the game prematurely as he received a second yellow card for leading with an arm five minutes into second-half stoppage time.More news: U.S. escalates trade dispute with United Kingdom and Canada over Bombardier
The US strikers chose to build the attacks, a lot of them from their territory, while India ran out of ideas in the opposition half. "They are a more physical team and they are desperate for a win too so it will be a very tough game".
45': Second half is underway. India will need to make sure they enjoy the occasion on Monday as well, while making sure they display the determination that has earned them plaudits despite a 3-0 defeat.
Calling the fans to unite and cheer for the team, captain Amarjit said, "60000 fans will come, Indians will watch the game across the country". The former Portugese global and Benfica star, 63, said he was happy with the collective effort of the players, but unhappy with the result, grudgingly admitting that there is hug gap between the the teams. Host countries can be tough at World Cups and the USA did its best to not get rattled in a hostile environment. However, our players know very well what they are gonna do tomorrow.
Suresh Singh Wangjam, who started the match and put on an impressive show, spoke with the press after Team India held a closed door practice session at one of the practice pitches inside the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium complex.
"But the third goal is the punishment for us". We have learnt many a thing from our first match.
With the 2017 U17 FIFA World Cup set to take the centre stage in India this weekend, FIFA has vowed to root out age cheating. They looked pretty sharp side and can break out of the group by playing consistently.