Juniors respond in style, score 13 against Canada
The New Indian Express|November 26, 2021
IN India’s first match against France, the latter seemed to be in constant dialogue. The entire XI either seemed to be egging on their colleagues or passing words of advice. In comparison, the Indian team was subdued, almost quiet. Save the goalkeeper Pawan who was a one-man radio unit, the others seemed to be cut off from the rest even if they were all inside one single turf. The lack of talking to each other perhaps contributed to that 4-5 reverse

On Thursday, though, there was chatter, lots of it. You could hear smattering of hindi right from the first minute. That was one of the big differences as India, playing to remain relevant in the junior World Cup, ran out big winners against Canada. The other big difference was in the scoreline:13-1. These are the kind of things chief coach Graham Reid would have wanted to see, to see if the team was capable of identifying their mistakes, learning from it and course correcting inside 24 hours.

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