Valiant India miss FIFA U17 WC berth after an agonizing 0-1 loss to South Korea

A valiant Indian U-16 National Team went down fighting 0-1 against the Korea Republic in the quarter-finals of the AFC U-16 Championship at the Petaling Jaya Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today…

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Korea Republic are the favorites but we will fight: India U-16 coach

After getting out of the group stages of the AFC U-16 Championship for the first time in 16 years, the Indian U-16 National Team is aiming high. As they stay…

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Realistic anticipations of beating strong team is the sign of development: Abhishek Yadav

Indian youth teams, in recent times, have been on an upward surge in terms of results. While the Indian U-16 boys have already equaled their best ever performance in the AFC…

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India U16 coach Bibiano receives standing ovations from Indonesian & Malaysian Journalists

It’s not often that a rival coach in football is applauded by journalists at the post-match press conference.  Moments after India drew 0-0 with Indonesia to earn a berth in the quarterfinals…

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AFC U-16 Championship: When emotions did all the talking for Indian U-16s

There wasn’t much noise in the Indian dressing room after the Indian U-16 National Team qualified for the AFC U-16 Championship quarter-finals for the first time in sixteen years. An air…

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AFC U16 Championship: India qualifies for Quarterfinal for first time in 16 years

After 16 years, the Indian U-16 National Team progressed to the quarter-finals of the AFC U-16 Championship, registering their best ever performance in the group stage of the competition, amassing…

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AFC U16 Championship: Indian colts look to reprise 2002 exploits

It was back in 2002 when India had last qualified for the quarterfinals of the AFC U-16 Championship – their best ever performance in the competition so far. Since then,…

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AFC U16 Championship: Goalkeeper Neeraj stars as India hold Iran for the first time in 33 years

33 years! For the first time ever in 33 years, an Indian team held an Iran national team across all age groups in official matches or in any official men’s competition. That match too had…

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India U16 aim to rewrite football history against Iran

It was on December 11, 1959 that India last defeated Iran. A 3-1 win, courtesy strikes from Chuni Goswami, Yusuf Khan and Tulsidas Balaram in the Asia Cup Qualifiers. Since…

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It’s do or die for India U-16 girls as they take on Laos

After a loss to hosts Mongolia in the previous match the equation of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship qualifier stays very pretty simple for Coach Firmin D’Souza’s wards – a…

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