Mumbai: Sweden clinched victory in the final of the U17 Women's Football Tournament 2019 with a 4-0 win against hosts India on Thursday at the Mumbai Football Arena.
The Swedes took the lead as early as the fourth minute through Rusul Kafaji, who struck a shot from outside the penalty box that hit the back of the net.
The hosts looked to strike back as Sumati Kumari threatened down the left flank, but the visitors were not to be troubled. Sweden, however, extended their lead in the 16th minute following a corner – Rusul’s floater being headed in by skipper Elma Nelhage.
Dennerby: India U-17 job is thrilling and challenging
Mumbai: Former Sweden and Nigeria coach Thomas Dennerby is leading India’s U-17 women’s team and the vastly experienced tactician is excited about about preparing the team for next year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
The recent appointment of Dennerby as India’s U-17 women’s coach raised a few eyebrows, and underlined the ambitions of the nation hosting next year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
As a veteran of three FIFA Women’s World Cups with Nigeria and his native Sweden, the 60-year-old is one of the most experienced and respected coaches in the female game.