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Ghana overpower Niger to enter quarterfinals

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Eric Ayiah
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Despite a missed penalty in the second half, Ghana had too much firepower against a resolute Niger defence as they booked a place in the last eight.

Ghana dominated the majority of the game, but were left frustrated for long periods by a determined Niger defence, and particularly by Niger goalkeeper Khaled Lawali, who  made a string of impressive saves. Ghana found the first goal on the stroke of half time as Eric Ayiah won a penalty after being fouled by Farouk Idrissa inside the...

U-17 WC pre-quarters: Who, where and what

Ghana's Eric Ayiah (No. 6) celebrates a goal with his coach during the match against India in New Delhi.
Ghana's Eric Ayiah (No. 6) celebrates a goal with his coach during the match against India in New Delhi.

After nine days and an impressive ratio of 3.5 goals per match, the group stages of the U17 World Cup are over and it's time to get serious with some knockout football. From here, matches tied at full time will go straight to penalties.

The tournament hasn't been set ablaze so far and perhaps this is the time for real heroes. This is how the matchups look like. 

October 18

Match 7: Ghana vs. Niger - 5pm, Mumbai

Ghana showed India how ruthless they can be. Fast and direct in attack, compact...

Brazil ease past Niger, finish the group unbeaten

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Brazil lived up to their billing as favourites of the tournament after topping the group following a convincing 2-0 victory over Niger at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Goa on Friday.

The three-times champions, who dominated most of the game held off a spirited Niger outfit scoring through Lincoln (4th minute) and Brenner (34th).

Debutants Niger gave a good account of themselves and performed better in the second half having their fair share of chances, but the World Cup first-timers couldn't...

Spain thrash Niger 4-0

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Abel Ruiz scored twice in the first half

European powerhouse Spain bounced back from their opening loss in style and notched up a 4-0 victory over Niger in a Group D match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here today.

The reigning European champions suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of South American giants Brazil in their opening encounter last Saturday, but recovered swiftly to open their account in the tournament.

Spain went up 1-0 when Abel Ruiz's tap-in found the back of the net in the 21st minute. Ruiz was at the right place and easily...

Abdourahmane gives Niger win on World Cup debut

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Niger's Salim Abdourahmane celebrates his goal against North Korea.
Niger's Salim Abdourahmane celebrates his goal against North Korea.

Salim Abdourahmane's 59th minute strike helped debutants Niger eke out a 1-0 win over North Korea in their Group D opener at the U-17 World Cup in Kochi on Saturday.

Niger started on the front foot, but Ibrahim Boubacar's right-footed shot from the right side of the box was blocked by the Korean backline. In the 10th minute, there was another missed attempt as Habibou Sofiane's long-ranger from the left missed the target.

Korea created occasional chances but failed to threaten the Niger defence....