The India women’s Under-17 side suffered another loss in the four-nation tournament with the Blue Tigresses losing 3-1 to Chile despite putting in an improved performance on Saturday.
India went into the game on the back of a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Italy in their opening clash and despite a slow start, it was them who got a chance to snatch an early lead through defender Naketa, whose long-ranger free-kick failed to put the Chileans in a spot of bother.
However, Chile soon grew into the game and took a well deserved lead through Katerine Ramos with the South American side doubling their lead just eight minutes later courtesy of a header from Maitte.
India pulled one goal back after the break when a ball from Neha landed at the feet of Kajol, and the latter skilfully headed the ball into the back of the goal in a flash. However, despite a much-needed goal, the Indian side’s aspirations were soon dashed when, in the 67th minute, Chile’s Ambar Rolino made it 3-1, putting a final nail in the coffin.
The Chileans cruised to victory after netting their third goal, while the India women’s Under-17 team will look to improve on their performances considering that they are the hosts of the upcoming Under-17 World Cup.