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Akinola strike takes USA into next round

DNMUM398319 | 10/10/2017 | Author : Chander Shekhar Luthra | WC :265



New Delhi: Ayo Akinola’s 75th minute strike guided the USA to a 1-0 win over two-time U-17 World Cup champions Ghana here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday.
It was a poor game from the Black Starlets of Ghana as they wasted many chances that came their way. The US, on the other hand, were dominant and punished their opponents with clever gameplay and better ball possession in the second half.
In the end, Ghana had to finish the game with 10-men after defender Abdul Yusif picked up a head injury. With their second consecutive victory, USA are now through to the Round of 16 by topping Group A with six points.
The game began on a cautious note as both teams tried to read each other rather than going on the offensive. Ghana wa
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