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newsfootball2 years ago

Amarjit alongside Raynier completely changed game against Curacao, said Igor Stimac

India national football team coach Igor Stimac has heaped praise on young midfield Amarjit Singh who alongside Raynier Fernandes, completely turned the tables for India in the second half against Curacao. The midfielder revealed that he opted to stay with Indian Arrows despite offers from clubs.
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newsfootball3 years ago

My boys showed the world what India is capable of, says football coach Bibiano Fernandes

Bibiano Fernandes sounded optimistic after India were knocked out of the U-16 Championship and mentioned that India is capable of beating better ranked teams in the world. India needed to win in the quarterfinals of the U-16 Championships to make it to the FIFA under-17 World Cup to be held in Peru.
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newsfootball3 years ago

FIFA planning to merge U-17 & U-19 tournaments to form 48-team youth cup

FIFA are considering the possibility of abolishing the U-17 & U-19 youth World Cup tournaments in order to pave the way for a huge 48-team grand event soon. The England youth teams emerged winners in both the youth Cups last year but if all goes as planned things will be different in the future.
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newsfootball4 years ago

India to bid for FIFA Club World Cup after confirming U-20 World Cup bid

AIFF president Praful Patel has confirmed that India will bid for hosting authorities of the FIFA Club World Cup for 2020 and 2021 after U-17 World Cup became a huge success. He has also confirmed that India has officially submitted its bid to host the Under-20 football World Cup scheduled in 2019.
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newsfootball4 years ago

FIFA U-17 World Cup | Brazil vs England semifinal moved to Kolkata

Due to pitch concerns, the FIFA U-17 World Cup semi final match between Brazil and England has been moved from Guwahati's Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium to Kolkata’s Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan. Both teams decided to shift the venue and the game will take place on October 25 at 5 pm.
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newsfootball4 years ago

Under 17 World Cup | AIFF distribute 27,000 free tickets for kids for first match

The Indian government had provided 27,000 free tickets to school students to watch Indian players perform on the first day of Under 17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. But India failed to cross the hurdle of the United States as they lost their opening encounter by 3-0.
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newsfootball4 years ago

U 17 World Cup | USA down India 3-0 in their tournament opener

Despite putting up a valiant performance, India went down 3-0 to the United States their first group match at the Under-17 FIFA World Cup in New Delhi. For the visitors, Josh Sargent, Chris Durkin, and Andrew Carleton scored a goal apiece to give their team a perfect start to the campaign.
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newsfootball4 years ago

Nike launches team India’s new kit for FIFA U-17 World Cup

India will host the FIFA U-17 World Cup next month and it will be the biggest event for the country in the football. For this exciting event, Nike launched new Indian jersey and the U-17 team will be the first Indian team ever to wear the Indian team colors at such a global tournament.
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newsfootball4 years ago

Bhaichung Bhutia : FIFA U-17 World Cup will help India raise profile of football

Bhaichung Bhutia feels that the FIFA U-17 World Cup will help in developing the level of football in the country. The former India skipper has also observed that the mega event has already made its greatest impact in the country as infrastructure has developed at the grassroot level.
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newsfootball4 years ago

AIFF defends India's U-17 win over Italy U-17

The AIFF has defended the reporting of the Indian U-17 football team's 2-0 win over the Italy U-17 team in a fixture on Friday. An AIFF official said that the team were representing the European nation as opposed to being a collection of representatives from the lower ranks of the Italian league.
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