Colombia will put us under more pressure: Suresh Singh

Colombia will put us under more pressure: Suresh Singh

Colombia will put us under more pressure: Suresh Singh

Midfield lynchpin Suresh Singh felt India would need to improve their final pass, but an improvement in department would not be enough against Colombia's all-round superiority. Then there is attacking midfielder Tim Weah, son of former FIFA "World Player of the Year" and Liberia great George Weah.

It is the first time the cricket-crazy country of 1.2 billion is playing in a FIFA World Cup game at any level of football. Colombia, too, aren't far behind, having appeared in six editions of the tournament. We have to make more passes to the striker.

This is not only the first time India is hosting a Federation Internationale de Football Association event, but also the first time featuring in it. "We will fight to win each match even if there is only five percent chance of winning".

"We will be working as hard as possible with all facility owners to ensure that drinking water is readily available for all spectators from here on", it added. We also lost to Argentina, which had the likes of Carlos Tevez, Javier Mascherano and Pablo Zabaleta but the game was very tight.

U.S. will next take on Ghana, who beat Colombia 1-0 in the Delhi opener on Friday while India will face Colombia on October 9.

After a quite first half, Carleton came to life and was outstanding in the second half where he had a goal and should have had an assist.

Only when you see some of the European, Latin American and African teams you realise the wide gap between them and the Indians in performance charts.

"If we're well organized their speed does not matter, because we will be in position to stop them. our strategy was to defend in our own half and go for the counter attack".

"We started the game little bit shy because we lacked experience". Both teams will look to collect their first points of the tournament.

"We had two weeks of preparations". However, our players know very well what they are gonna do tomorrow.

A defensive mix-up gave Thotal a golden chance to open the account for India, but his chip shot flew over the United States goal.

Entering into the game, the United States was the heavy favorite over India but host countries can be tricky at World Cups, particularly in opening games, as teams are typically full of emotion and pride. "We are going to fight for the any possibility to make something different [happen], to write history for Indian football".

The wishes of Indian football officials and players came true as thousands of football lovers thronged the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here to witness the world's most popular sport.

India looked more unsafe with Komal Thatal but the blonde-haired winger needed more support from his teammates if India was to have any chance of coming back into the match.

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