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India 0-0 Serbia, Under-17 Friendly, As It Happened

India 0-0 Serbia, Full-time
Updated: 07 June 2017 23:25 IST - Published: 07 June 2017 23:20 IST
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The Colts struggled to create anything of note throughout the course of the ninety minutes but their discipline out of possession was a joy to watch. They never allowed an inch to a more accomplished Serbia unit and were well worth the 0-0 draw. That's all from us here. Until next time, it's goodbye!
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It's full-time here and the match finishes 0-0. A creditable result for the Colts against a top 50 Under-17 team which bodes well for their FIFA Under-17 World Cup prospects later this year. 
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Full-time: India U-17s 0-0 Serbia U-17s
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Aniket tries to force his way with a solo run from the left touchline to the Serbia box before he is stopped.
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It's all Serbia now as they desperately try to break India's disciplined rearguard. Space has been at a premium for the hosts today as the Colts have defended well. 0-0, 87 minutes.
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The Colts are holding on well so far, but can they survive for another five minutes? It's 0-0 as we head into the final minutes of this hard-fought contest.
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We are into the last 10 minutes of the game as tired legs take over. This could present a chance or two for the Colts to score. 0-0
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The Colts look to have prioritised keeping a clean sheet more than going on the offensive which is seemingly a good strategy against a better side in Serbia. A shut-out will also give the young Colts immense confidence. 0-0
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We are heading into the final quarter hour of the game and the scoreline still reads 0-0.
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Serbia haven't allowed India an inch today, but the Colts have done well so far to keep things tight and under control. 0-0, 72 minutes.
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67' 0-0. The Colts string together a few neat passes deep inside Serbia's half, but all the good work is undone by Aniket's heavy pass. This is the best India have looked in this half.
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The Colts must've had barely 10 percent possession in the 2nd half by the looks of things. They concede possession straight away after they have the ball, something which must concern Norton de Matos and his staff today. 0-0
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A long ranger from the Serbian centre-half flies harmlessly over Dheeraj's goal. It's been all Serbia in the 2nd half so far. 0-0
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Another gilt-edged chance for Serbia here from a freekick as India survive, yet again. The hosts hit the crossbar but the score remains 0-0 at the 61-minute mark.
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Another fine save by the Colts' 'keeper here as Serbia are left frustrated. It was a one-on-one opening for the hosts, who will rue these missed chances if the deadlock remains at full-time. 0-0
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The Colts pass out from the back well on this occasion but they resort to a long ball immediately after evading Serbia's first line of pressure. 0-0
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Ball down the line from Stalin here but Serbia have numbers at the back that nip a promising situation for India in the bud. 0-0
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At the 54-minute mark, the scoreline reads 0-0 as Serbia make their 1st substitution.
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Chance for Serbia!

Some fine bit of interplay from the hosts in front of the Indian box leads to a dangerous cross, which is headed away for a corner by Anwar. 0-0
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At the 50 minute mark, the scoreline still reads 0-0.
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An issue with the Colts today has been the lack of coordinated pressing movements. Isolated presses are not helping much as Serbia almost always have an opening to recycle the ball and change the point of attack. It already looks like another long 45 minutes for the Colts. 0-0
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Luis Norton de Matos is gesticulating from the Indian bench here as the Colts are not too keen on holding on to the ball. 0-0
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A reckless challenge from Sanjeev Stalin here means India concede a freekick in a dangerous position. The delivery from the set-piece is an inviting one but no Serbian head is on the end of it. 0-0
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Serbia are already on the offensive seconds into the second half but a foul hands India some respite as they try to build up from the back. 0-0
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And we are underway in the 2nd half.