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BRICS U-17 Cup Report: India 1-3 Brazil - The Blue Colts put up a fight till the very end

The Indian U-17 team ended up losing 1-3 against a strong Brazil outfit in Goa, in what turned out to be their fourth defeat in a row. 

The visitors wasted no time in establishing their superiortiy as Brenner Silva opened the scoring for them with his deflected effort giving Mohammed Nawaz no chance in goal.

However, Nicolai Adam's men were in no mood to give up as they upped the ante and had the reward in the 19th minute following a virtuoso effort from Komal Thatal. He beat his marker for pace and drifted down the left before unleashing a powerful curling drive that made it 1-1 for India, which was also India's first goal in the tournament.

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WIth the Indian defenders playing a dangerously high line, Brazil pegged one back at the half hour mark through Marcos Santos who ran on to an expert through ball and beat Nawaz with ease.

Komal could have been the hero once again as he was brought down in the box, but the referee waved away all penalty appeals as India went into the half a goal down.

The home side had a chance to equalise in the 66th minute as Joysana Singh snatched the ball and cut inside into the box but instead of opting to go for goal himself, tried to slide it sideways to an onrushing Aman Chetri only to see the Brazil defense hoof it clear.

Joysana had another pop at goal about ten minutes later, which was inches wide off the target, from outside the box.

However, Vincius Oliviera ended all hopes of a comeback as he gave Brazil a two goal cushion in the 82nd minute following a mazy run.

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The match ended India's challenge in the BRICS Cup as they have lost all four of their matches in the group stages. 

India XI: Mohammad Nawaz (GK); Boris Singh, Jitendra Singh, Mohamad Rakip; Sanjeev Stalin, Suresh Singh (C), Amarjit Singh, Aman Chetri (80’ – Narendar), Komal Thatal, Aniket Jadhav (90+1' - Rajil Saji), Lalengmawia (64’ – Joysana Singh).