FIFA Under-17 World Cup Preview: Colombia vs Ghana, Friday 5 pm 

Two-time champions Ghana take on Colombia in the FIFA U-17 World Cup Group A opening match in Delhi.

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Colombia take on Ghana in a FIFA Under-17 World Cup match.
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  • Colombia take on Ghana in a FIFA Under-17 World Cup match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi on Friday.

  • The match is scheduled to start at 5 pm.

  • In India, the match will be broadcasted on SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY ESPN, SONY ESPN HD, SONY TEN 3 and SONY TEN 3 HD and DD Sports channel. It can be viewed online on the SonyLiv app.

Colombia take on Ghana in the FIFA U-17 World Cup Group A opening match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi on Friday.

Two-time champions Ghana are seeking to revive their fortunes in the tournament, having last won it way back in 1995, when they stunned a Brazilian outfit that had the likes of Julio Cesar in its ranks.

Four years before that, the Ghanians shattered Spain's dream in the summit showdown in 1991 for the African nation's maiden triumph in the youth tournament.

Though Ghana could not quite conjure up the same magic, which saw them lift two titles, in the following years, they still managed to reach the final on two occasions.

This time around, they are entering the tournament on the back of some impressive performances in the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.

Ghana's oponents, Colombia, are normally among the top four South American footballing nations alongside Brazil and Argentina, but they have not made it to the tournament since the 2009 edition when they finished third.

Colombia have so far competed in five editions of the tournament, finishing third on two occasions. They hustled and bustled their way to India with a last-ditch victory over continental rival Paraguay.

Ghana's head coach Paa Kwesi Fabin said his players are eager to rekindle the glory days of the past.

"In India, we'll be out to show we're the best. Our aim is to get to the final and win it," Fabin had said.

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