Guinea bow out of U17 World Cup

Guinea bow out of U17 World Cup
Ibrahima Sory Soumah of Guinea

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Oct 13, 2017. 15:40

Germany defeated Guinea 3-1 in the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup Group C match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi, India on Friday.

As a result, Germany advance to the last 16, while Guinea's Junior Elephants bow out of the global tournament.

The Junior Elephants were able to contain their European counterparts in the opening exchanges.

However, Guinea made a mistake at the back in the eighth and they were punished by Jann-Fiete Arp, who made it 1-0 to Germany.

The Africans then attacked in numbers in search of the equalizing goal and Ibrahima Soumah had a chance to score in the 22nd minute.

However, the right-back fired over the crossbar after making a good run as the Elephants pressed Germany, who now under pressure.

Soumah made amends for his earlier miss in the 26th minute as he grab his second goal of the tournament after beating his marker - making it 1-1 for Guinea.

Germany tried to restore parity, but Dennis Jastrzembsk placed his effort over the crossbar in the 40th minute with Guinea defence exposed.

The score was 0-0 between Guinea and Germany at half-time with the Junior Elephants having fought back to contain the Europeans.

It should have been 2-1 to Germany a minute into the second-half, but Guinea goalkeeper Mohamed Camara made a brilliant save to deny Nikolas Kuhn.

However, Camara was beaten by Kuhn, who scored with a low shot after bursting into the Guinea box - making it 2-1 to Germany in the 62nd minute.

Djibril Sylla, an attack-minded player, was introduced by the Guinea coach Souleymane Camara as the Junior Elephants searched for another equalizing goal.

However, Germany sat back and they launched counter attacks in the closing stages of the match. The Euproeans were awarded a late penalty after Jessic Ngankam was fouled in the box.

Ahverdi Cetin then stepped up and fired past Camara from the spot-kick sealing Germany's 3-1 win over Guinea in stoppage time.

Guinea (1) 1 (I.Soumah 26')
Germany (1) 3 (Arp 8', Kuhn 62', Cetin 92')

Guinea: M. Camara, S. Conte, I. Soumah, M. Camara, I. Traore, S. Camara, A. Camara, E. Bah (D.Sylla 72'), D.Toure, F.Soumah (A.Soumahn 63'), S. Cisse.

Germany: Plogmann, Mai, Nitzl, Becker, Vagnoman (Boller 86'), Bisseck, Abouchabaka (Cetin 78'), Keitel, Kühn, Arp, Jastrzembski (Ngankam 61').

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