India U-17 womens football team lost 2-4 to the Faroe Islands in a penalty shootout . The game remained goalless in regulation in Strmmen, Norway .
NEW DELHI: The India U-17 womens football team lost a 2-4 loss to the Faroe Islands on Thursday after the game remained goalless in regulation in Strmmen, Norway.In the first exchanges, both teams attempted to find a stronghold in the middle of the park.India had a few corners going in early on, but the opposition defense dealt with Shjailas crosses into the Faroe Islands box.The Europe exposure tour is part of India's preparations for the forthcoming U-17 World Cup, which is scheduled in October.Lynda Kom Serto stumbled onto a stray ball in the attacking third and attempted to make room for herself, but was dispossessed seconds later.Nitu Linda came on the rebound and smacked her shot straight at the goalkeeper.After the halftime break, Coach Thomas Dennerby made some changes, with Kajol Dsouza and Rejiya Devi replacing Neha and Shjaila, respectively.Lynda Kom was back in the game when she nodded a corner goalwards but sent her effort whiskers wide. Anita had a good run up the right flank as she muscled her way past her marker, came into the box, squared the ball, only to be cleared.With just over five minutes remaining on the clock, an Anita cross from the right found its way to Misha, whose header went just wide.On the first of these minutes, the referee sent four minutes of injury time, and Rejiya Devi made her way down the right into the box, squaring it toward the penalty spot, but her effort was dismissed.In the regulation period, India claimed 59 percent of the ball. Nitu Linda and Anita Kumari converted their spot-kicks for India, while Varshika and Kajol Dsouzas' efforts were saved.