It was a terrible World Cup overall: three defeats, sixteen goals allowed on three shots on goal over 270 minutes, and zero goals scored.
While India's 2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup campaign is unlikely to leave its participants with many fond memories.
It might serve as a catalyst for positive change.
The All India Football Federation's lackadaisical attitude toward women's football was on full show, and maybe it will be enough to spur change.
Thomas Dennerby, coach of the Indian team, was optimistic about reaching the tournament's quarterfinals.
With each game that passed, the targets shifted, and the team finally had to settle for just scoring a single goal to call a victory.