India U-17 team lose 0-1 to Orlando City in Brazil

New Delhi: India started their campaign in the Atletico Paranaense U-17 tournament on a bitter note as they went down to US-based club Orlando City SC 0-1, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said on Tuesday.

India earned an early corner riding a bright start with Ninthoi coming close to opening the scoring in the 15th minute on Monday, AIFF said in a statement here.

Both teams went into the change-over goalless.

In the 47th minute of the game, Orlando found the back of the net from a blistering counter-attack.

Towards the end of the game, Abhijit, Joysana and Shubham Sarangi were introduced by coach Nicolai Adam to find the equaliser — but in vain.

India will face tournament hosts Atletico Paranaense on Wednesday.