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newsfootball3 years ago

AFC U-19 Championships Qualifiers | India suffer 0-4 defeat against Saudi Arabia, bow out

India U-19 football team were beaten 0-4 by Saudi Arabia at the Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium on Friday, thus, bowing out of the race for the 2020 AFC U-19 Championships qualification. India conceded four goals within the half an hour mark including an 18-minute hat-trick by Ahmad Albassas.
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newsfootball3 years ago

We will do everything to win against Saudi Arabia, says India U-19 football team coach Floyd Pinto

India U-19 football team will take on hosts Saudi Arabia in their second match of the AFC U-19 Championship 2020 Qualifiers on Friday and head coach Floyd Pinto has stated that his team will give everything to win it. Floyd feels India needs to keep composure throughout the game to get the results.
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newsfootball3 years ago

AFC U-19 Qualifiers | Ninthoinganba Meetei, Givson Singh optimistic ahead of the continental challenge

Heading into the AFC U-19 Championship Group F qualifiers where India will face Uzbekistan in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the duo of Ninthoinganba Meetei and Givson Singh is upbeat ahead of their continental challenge. Givson says it will be a tough outing but they will give their best to qualify.
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newsfootball3 years ago

India U18 coach Floyd Pinto credits Bhubaneswar's 'world-class' facilities for recent success

India U18 coach Floyd Pinto has credited the infrastructure and facilities in Bhubaneswar as one of the primary reasons for their recent success in the international stage. The Indian colts are fresh from their emphatic 2019 SAFF U18 Championship win over Bangladesh in Kathmandu last week.
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newsfootball3 years ago

Ravi Bahadur's late goal wins India its maiden SAFF U18 Championship title

India claimed their maiden SAFF U18 Championship title by overcoming a stiff challenge from Bangladesh in the final at the APF Stadium in Kathmandu on Sunday evening. Ravi Bahadur Rana scored the winning goal in the stoppage time after the match was hanging in the balance for 50 minutes.
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newsfootball3 years ago

SAFF U-18 championships | Need to replicate performance against Sri Lanka everyday, says Floyd Pinto

India U-18 team coach Floyd Pinto has stated that his boys need to replicate their domineering performance against Sri Lanka on a regular basis to get the desired results. Meanwhile, India have been pitted against a strong Maldives side in the semi-final of the SAFF U-18 championships on Friday.
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newsfootball3 years ago

SAFF U-18 Championships | India colts thrash Sri Lanka 3-0 to enter in semis

The India U-18 football side was on top form on Wednesday when they dominated a strong Sri Lanka side by beating them 3-0 at the AFP Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal, in the ongoing SAFF U-18 Championship. The Blue Tigers had Gurkirat Singh scoring a brace while Aman Chetri struck late.
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newsfootball3 years ago

SAFF U-18 Championship | We’re well prepared and confident of our abilities, says Floyd Pinto

India U-18 head coach Floyd Pinto sounded a confident man ahead of India’s opening match against Bangladesh in the SAFF U-18 Championship. This would be the third edition of the SAFF U-18 Championship, which started back in 2015 and has seen Nepal winning it on both occasions.
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newsfootball3 years ago

Indian colts to play Oman and Jordan in exposure tour

India’s U-19 football side is all set to play Jordan and Oman ahead of the AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers in their exposure tour in Turkey. Apart from the nations, the youngsters would also be playing against the local club Kocaelispor from Kartepe as coach Floyd Pinto looks for game time.
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newsfootball3 years ago

Facing Asian team like Kyrgyz Republic would be advantageous for India, says Floyd Pinto

Floyd Pinto has stated that if the Indian junior footballers play against Asian teams then it is better for them considering the Asian qualifiers coming up soon. The India U19 team will take on Kyrgyz Republic in the 9-12th position play-off match of the XXXI Granatkin Memorial Tournament.
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