Eric Ayiah double helps Ghana thrash India 4-0, knock hosts out

New DELHI, Oct 12: Two goals by Eric Ayiah gave Ghana a 4-0 win over hosts India, whose hopes of advancing to the next stage ended after a third consecutive defeat. After a goalless half an hour, it was the 17-year-old Ayiah who gave the African side the lead in the 43rd minute, just before half time.
He repeated the act in the second half, with seven minutes into play, as he doubled the lead and in fact took his team through to the Round of 16.
Just before full-time, it were Richard Danso and Emannuel Toku who further destroyed India, making it a clean sheet with a 4-0 win.
With this loss, Amarjit Singh–led Indian team’s campaign in the FIFA U-17 World Cup has unfortunately come to an end, as this was their third consecutive loss despite scoring one goal in the second match against Colombia.
From this group , Group A, Ghana and Colombia have automatically qualified for the knockout stage as group winners and runners-up respectively with USA being the third-placed team in the group.
While the group stage comes to a close on October 14, Saturday, the knockout stage will kick off on October 16, Monday.