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Paraguay U17
FT
3 - 2
Mali U17
A. Galeano 12'
Martín Sánchez 17'
A. Rodríguez (P) 55'
20' H. Drame
34' L. N'Diaye
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FULL TIME! And that's the end of that. What a first day, it has been, for India's first ever World Cup! The Paraguay-Mali game has been an absolute humdinger for the fans, especially the neutral fans. It has been an end-to-end affair, right from the start, and that did not change, even in the 96th minute. The result may have gone Paraguay's way, but Mali can hold their heads high, as they have given us an exhibition of brilliant football. They played their hearts out, they threw everything at Paraguay, but fell a little short in the end. As for Paraguay, the way they celebrated that win just goes on to show, how deep they had to dig, in order to get these 3 points. Let's hope we get more games like this in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
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90'+6 Sanchez latches onto a clearance near the half-way line again, and this time, seems to have regained some stamina, as he runs at the defenders. However, the ball is soon stolen from his feet at the edge of the area, and cleared. That clearence won't do much, though, as the referee blows his whistle for the final time, today.
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90'+3 Sanchez gets the ball on the half-way line, and has acres of space in front of him to trouble the Mali defence. But alas, he seems to have run out of fuel, as he lobs the ball tamely towards the Mali keeper.
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90'+1 FREE KICK! Its a well-worked free kick from Mali, but they fail to make use of the space, as the shot from the indirect free kick is blocked.
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5 minutes added on.
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89' Paraguay have well and truly parked the bus now. They are clearing everything that comes their way. Rolon brings down Kane at the edge of the area. Free kick to Mali.
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86' Mali are in the process of throwing everything they have at Paraguay, to get that equalising goal. Traore pulls the trigger from the edge of the area again, but to no avail. Huesca saves with ease.
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82' FREE KICK! Rodriguez lines-up his left footer, and curls it over the wall, but his free kick was straight at the Mali keeper.
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82' Armoa receives the ball close to the box, and jinks past Diaby, who in turn brings him down. Referee has no option but to award Paraguay a FREE KICK. 

Yellow Card for Diaby.
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80' CHANCE! Kane spins around after receiving a throw close to the edge of the box, and swiftly makes his way into the Paraguay area. He dashed towards the byline, and cut back through Duarte's legs. But the Paraguay keeper was alert, and gathered the ball.
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76' Martinez is played through with a brilliant cross-field aerial through ball. He makes some space, and crosses it in, but the cross is cleared.
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76' CHANCE! Traore weaves past defenders on the right side of the Paraguay box, turns and shoots, but his venomous shot is inches wide.
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75' It's been an unrelenting game, and that has started to show on the players. While its still an end-to-end affair, a lot of mis-passes are being committed.
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69' Traore snatches the ball, and breaks down the right flank at great pace. Seeing Paraguay keeper Huesca out of position, he tried his luck from around the half-way line. However, Huesca got back in position well in time, to pluck the ball out of the air. 
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67' Paraguay are still getting the chances as Mali look to get the equaliser. A harmless cross into the Mali box is fumbled by keeper Koita, as Rodriguez tries to get control of the ball. However, Koita recovered his position by the time Rodriguez could pull the trigger, and gathered the cross/shot.
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61' CHANCE! Traore does well to make some space on the right, and fizz sin a low cut back, near the Paraguay penalty spot. An on-rushing Drame got to the end of it with just the goalkeeper in front of him, but he seems to have cut a bit too much under the ball, as it sails way over the bar.
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60' That goal seems to have bogged the Mali attackers down. While they are controlling possession at the moment, Paraguay seem to have parked the bus.
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55' GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL!!!!!! Alan Rodriguez steps up, and slots it into the bottom corner, far out of Koita's reach. Paraguay have the edge now!
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54' PENALTY! Paraguaybreak into the box from the left. However, Diaby seemingly handles the ball over there, and the referee immediately points to the spot.
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51' N'Diaye breaks through the Paraguay defence again, and squares it into the box, but there's nobody there to make use of that chance.
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50' The intensity of the game seems to have fizzed out in the opening exchanges of the second half. A lot of non-risk passes are bing played by both the sides.
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Hope you got to catch your breath during the half time, because the players have come back out onto the pitch. Mali to get the proceedings underway.
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Half-time! What a cracker of a game this has been! Can't believe this has been just 45 minutes. The action has been end-to-end, as both Paraguay and Mali went for broke. Delight for the neutral fans, heart-attack for the managers! Let's hope the players have more left in their tank for the second half.
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44' Rodriguez surges down the left wing and plays in a low cross for Sanchez. the latter did manage to get on to the end of the ball, but his touch was a weak one, and Mali cleared it with ease.
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40' CHANCE! Sanchez with some tricky play inside the area, as he makes some space to volley it towards goal. However, his shot was straight at Koita.
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34' GOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!! N'Diaye scores again! Picks up an assist from Traore and pulls the trigger from the left side of the box, to bulge the net!
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30' CHANCE! N'diaye finds himself with some space at the edge of the area and pulls the trigger with a venomous shot that rattled the bar. Paraguay keeper Huesca had no chance of saving that. He got lucky there.
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29' Rodriguez bursts in from the left and squares to Sanchez. He dinks past one defenderbut then is brought down. Referee says no foul!
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27' Kane gets the ball inside the box at a bit of a height. He goes for the back-volley, but fails miserably. Paraguay clear comfortably.
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20' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLL!!!!!!!!!! Its Mali this time! Hadji Drame receives the ball on the edge of the box, with just the goalkeeper in front of him, as he pulls the trigger, bulging the back of the net. Mali are right back in this game. This match is going bonkers! Its just been 20 minutes, and the score is 2-1 already!
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17' GOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!! This time, its Sanches this time, as he sweetly nods a cross from the right flank into goal.
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12' GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the scorer is Antonio Galeano!! Paraguay had a free kick near the left corner flag, which was thwarted by the goalkeeper. After another cross was cleared by the Mali defence, Galeano found himself on the edge of the area with the ball bobbling at a comfortable height. He pulled the trigger on the half volley, as the ball rocketed into the net. Mali keeper Koita had no chance of saving that!
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11' Rodriguez is played through on the left wing, as he burst into the box. However, his low cross did not find any of his comrades.
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9' Its played in towards the near post, where Sanchez was lurking. He played a glancing header with the top of his head, but it was well over the bar.
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8' Sanchez wins another corner for Paraguay.
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7' Baez cut in and pulled the trigger from long range, but his shot was deflected, as he won Paraguay a corner. The resulting corner was taken short, but nothing came off it in the end.
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5' Mali have played the ball around the defence in the early exchanges, but they have not threatened in any way or form. Paraguay got a free kick around the half way line, playing it into the box, but several of their players were caught offside.
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1' And we're off! Paraguay force the attack from the start, as they get a corner. Sanchez heads the corner from the near post, but Mali keeper Koita makes an impressive save on the line.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the FIFA U17 World Cup 2017.

In our second set of kick-offs today, Mali take on Paraguay in a battle of Africa vs South America at India 2017.

Mali, the African champions, are among the pre-tournament favourites and will be primed to beat the unfancied Paraguayans today. However, Paraguay are no slouches either and their pedigree in international events is a proof of that.

Both teams will look to kickstart their Group B campaign with a win, but their fate in the group for today will also rest on the first Group B match between New Zealand and Turkey which is scheduled for an early, 5 pm kick-off.

The match kicks off at 8 pm Indian Standard Time at Navi Mumbai's DY Patil Stadium.

Here are the respective squads of Mali and Paraguay.

Mali 
GOALKEEPERS: Alkalifa Coulibay, Youssouf Koita, Massire Gassama 
 
DEFENDERS: Boubacar Haidara, Fode Konate, Mamadi Fofana, Soumalia Doumbia, Abdoulaye Diaby, Ibrahiim Kane 
 
MIDFIELDERS: Djemoussa Traore, Mohamed Camara, Abdoulaye Dabo, Salam Giddou, Siaka Sidibe, Mamadou Samake, Cheick Oumar Doucoure 
 
FORWARDS: Hadji Drame, Seme Camara, Mamadou Traore, Mahamane Toure, Lassana Ndiaye

Paraguay 
Goalkeepers: Ángel Roa, Jhonathan Martínez, Diego Huesca and Aldo Pérez. 
 
Defenders: Luis Zárate, Marcelo Rolón, Alexis Duarte, Roberto Fernández, Jesús Rolón and Pedro Álvarez. 
 
Midfielders: Julio Báez, Víctor Villasanti, Stevens Gómez, Giovanni Bogado, Braian Ojeda, Alan Rodríguez and Hugo Quintana. 
 
Strikers: Fernando Cardozo, Fernando Romero, Nicolás Morínigo, Leonardo Sánchez, Aníbal Vega, Antonio Galeano and Blas Armoa.
84'
C. Doucoure
S. Giddou
S. Gómez
J. Báez
84'
82'
A. Diaby
72'
S. Camara
L. N'Diaye
68'
B. Haidara
H. Drame
64'
F. Konate
B. Armoa
A. Galeano
63'
V. Villasanti
F. Romero
59'
A. Rodríguez, Penalty
55'
35'
I. Kane
34'
L. N'Diaye
assist: D. Traore
20'
H. Drame
assist: S. Giddou
Martín Sánchez
assist: A. Galeano
17'
A. Galeano
12'
Tournament FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 - Week 1
Stadium Dr. DY Patil Stadium
Match time Fri, 06 Oct 2017, 08:00 PM
Mali U17 (4-1-4-1)
Jonas Kokou Komla (Manager)
1
D. Huesca
13
M. Rolón
3
R. Fernández
5
A. Duarte
2
J. Rolón
21
A. Rodríguez
10
J. Báez
6
B. Ojeda
7
A. Galeano
9
F. Romero
11
Martín Sánchez
16
Y. Koita
18
I. Kane
5
M. Fofana
15
A. Diaby
4
F. Konate
17
M. Samake
3
D. Traore
10
S. Giddou
6
M. Camara
7
H. Drame
19
L. N'Diaye
Mali U17 (4-1-4-1)
Jonas Kokou Komla (Manager)
Paraguay U17 Subs
18
B. Armoa
8
S. Gómez
19
J. Martínez
12
Á. Roa
16
A. Vega
14
V. Villasanti
15
L. Zárate
4
P. Álvarez
Mali U17 Subs
9
S. Camara
1
A. Coulibaly
8
A. Dabo
20
C. Doucoure
13
S. Doumbia
21
M. Gassama
2
B. Haidara
14
S. Sidibe
12
M. Toure
11
M. Traore
34% POSSESSION 66%
13 SHOTS 19
11 SHOTS ON GOAL 8
13 FOULS 10
11 CORNERS 4
2 OFFSIDES 1
0 YELLOW CARDS 3
0 RED CARDS 0
6 SAVES 8
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Group A
1 Ghana Under 17 3 2 0 1 4 6
2 Colombia Under 17 3 2 0 1 2 6
3 United States Under 17 3 2 0 1 2 6
4 India Under 17 3 0 0 3 -8 0
Group B
1 Paraguay Under 17 3 3 0 0 5 9
2 Mali Under 17 3 2 0 1 4 6
3 New Zealand Under 17 3 0 1 2 -4 1
4 Turkey Under 17 3 0 1 2 -5 1
Group C
1 Iran Under 17 3 3 0 0 9 9
2 Germany Under 17 3 2 0 1 -1 6
3 Guinea Under 17 3 0 1 2 -4 1
4 Costa Rica Under 17 3 0 1 2 -4 1
Group D
1 Brazil Under 17 3 3 0 0 5 9
2 Spain Under 17 3 2 0 1 5 6
3 Niger Under 17 3 1 0 2 -5 3
4 Korea DPR Under 17 3 0 0 3 -5 0
Group E
1 France Under 17 3 3 0 0 11 9
2 Japan Under 17 3 1 1 1 4 4
3 Honduras Under 17 3 1 0 2 -4 3
4 New Caledonia Under 17 3 0 1 2 -11 1
Group F
1 England Under 17 3 3 0 0 9 9
2 Iraq Under 17 3 1 1 1 -1 4
3 Mexico Under 17 3 0 2 1 -1 2
4 Chile Under 17 3 0 1 2 -7 1
Updated: Oct 06, 2017 22:00 PM | Published: Oct 06, 2017 21:40 PM