U17 World Cup India U17 3 Mauritius U17 0: India colts notch comprehensive friendly win ahead of U17 World Cup Anselm Noronha Last updated 2 years ago 08:48 21/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Anselm Noronha U17 World Cup India U17 Mauritius U17 Luis Norton de Matos’ charges had a productive friendly against the African nation ahead of the showpiece tournament next month…. India U17 team notched a morale-boosting 3-0 win over Mauritius at Goa on Thursday morning in their final friendly ahead of next month’s FIFA U17 World Cup. The game, which was scheduled to be held on Wednesday evening, was postponed to Thursday morning following heavy showers at the Nagoa ground. Looks like a good day for a game of football. India U17 set to take on Mauritius in a friendly. pic.twitter.com/bWTQ5DGXOg— Anselm Pio Noronha (@apnoronha) September 21, 2017However, the game started amid bright sunshine and India had a good chance within the first 20 minutes when striker Abhijit Sarkar sent a shot over from a promising position. Mauritius also showed their intent by forcing goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh into a save three minutes later. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Though the first half remained goalless, India had the better chances and were in the ascendancy. Luis Norton de Matos’ charges, boosted by several second-half substitutions, made the supremacy count in the second half. Twenty minutes into the second half, substitute Boris Singh put India ahead, thanks to good work from Suresh Singh. In the 81st minute, Saurabh scored from the edge of the box, after receiving a pass from Shahjahan, to make it 2-0 for India. The Blue Colts could have made it 3-0 immediately but Boris missed with his shot by a whisker. Aniket Jadhav evntually made it 3-0 towards the end of the game, after latching on to Boris Singh’s pass to seal a comprehensive result for the team ahead of the showpiece tournament next month.