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Ghana beat Colombia in FIFA U-17 World Cup opener

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Colombia’s goalkeeper Kevin Mier (R) stops a shot from Ghana’s Sadiq Ibrahim (C) as Colombia’s Robert Mejia (L) looks on during the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 football match between Colambia and Ghana at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on October 6, 2017.<br />PRAKASH SINGH / AFP

Two-time champions Ghana edged past Colombia 1-0 in their opening match in Group A of the Under-17 World Cup in India.

Sadiq Ibrahim scored the winner six minutes before half-time in the hard-earned victory for the Black Starlets.

He converted from close range after a cross from the left by captain Eric Ayiah, who wasted a chance of his own in the second half.

Colombia’s best chances fell to Leandro Campaz and substitute Deiber Caicedo.

Ghana’s next match is on Monday against USA when Colombia will take on hosts India.



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