An eight-goal defeat in the opening match has demoralized the hosts but the team will look to do better to save their reputation in the second group match of the FIFA Women’s Under-17 World Cup on Friday against Morocco. India was defeated by America in the first match on Tuesday. beat 0. Thomas Dennerby’s team would like to forget this result and collect points against Morocco in Group A. It will not be easy for India as Morocco has made it to the tournament with a stellar performance in the African qualifying tournament.
In the qualifying tournament, Morocco defeated Ghana in a penalty shootout. India on the other hand has got a direct entry being the host. Dennerby said, “We have a chance against Morocco. If we can play well, then the goal will be scored and we will get points. We have no choice but to show our mettle. America scored many goals against India on corner kicks.
India will now have to avoid repeating those mistakes. The coach said, “Our team can handle the pace but football is not just a game of speed. In this, right decisions have to be taken at the right time. That’s the problem we faced against America.” The Moroccan team is unknown to India as they haven’t played many international matches in that age group. Brazil beat Morocco in the first match. beat 0. Dennerby said, “We saw him play against Brazil. Scoring a goal against Morocco will not be easy but we have to win at any cost. We have to play without any pressure.