Mali reached into their sturdiest core, amplified their strengths and mastered conditions and opposition on a pudding of a pitch, writes Sharda Ugra.
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The heavy and continuous rain in Guwahati meant the match was more about adaptation and endurance than footballing skill.
As Mali face Ghana in the U-17 World Cup quarter-finals, India can learn a lot from the progress of African football, writes Sharda Ugra.
Lassana N'Diaye scored a brace as Mali outclassed Iraq in Goa in a 5-1 win in the round of 16.
With the group stages over, here's how the round of 16 matchups -- including France vs. Spain -- look like.
Djemoussa Traore, Lassana N'Diaye and Fode Konate all scored as Mali beat Turkey 3-0 to get their first win of the U17 World Cup.
Alan Rodríguez's second-half penalty helped Paraguay beat Mali 3-2 in their opening U17 World Cup encounter.
ESPN presents five USA and African players to keep an eye out for in the upcoming Under-17 World Cup in India
A little over 500 players from 24 countries will be in India for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Here are the interesting bits about some of them.
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