Moscow, Jan 15: The India U-17 football team lost to Estonia U-18 side 1-2 in the Valentin Granatkin Memorial Cup here on Sunday.
The match was a play-off for 9th to 12th positions. India took the lead when Joysana’s shot deflected off Pihelgas to roll into his own net in the 37th minute.
Estonia equalised in the 70th minute with Sorga dribbling his way into the box, as his left-footer left the Indian goalkepeer Dheeraj Singh stranded. The European side sealed the match in the 87th minute when, Pihelgas won the second ball before net ting it.
India will now contest for positions between 13th to 16th after the loss.
India 1 (Joysana 37′) lost to Estonia 2 (Sorga 70′, Pihelgas 87′)