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U17 World Cup: India vs Colmbia - Namit Deshpande starts for India, Komal Thatal dropped

13:59 GMT+3 09/10/2017
Namit Deshpande India U17
The Mumbai-born defender has been handed his first competitive start by Luis Norton de Matos…

India has made four changes to the team which started against USMNT in the Group A fixture of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

Against Colombia, Luis Norton de Matos has named Namit Deshpande in his starting eleven. The centre-back, who is a product of Overseas Scouting Project (OSP) and plays in the Development Academy League in USA, will line-up alongside Anwar Ali.

Boris Singh, who was suspended for the very first game, is back in the starting XI in place of Jitendra Singh.

Midfielder Jeakson Singh has been handed a start after being rested in the 3-0 loss against USMNT.

Komal Thatal has been dropped alongside Aniket Jadhav with Rahim Ali getting a look in. Amarjit is set to wear the captain's armband against Colombia.

Players IN: Namit Deshpande, Boris SIngh, Rahim Ali, Jeakson SIngh.

Players OUT: Jitendra Singh, Aniket Jadhav, Suresh Wangjam, Komal Thatal.