India U-16 Nationwide Staff to play in opposition to Jordan, Serbia and Tajikistan as AIFF arranges for an additional publicity tour

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The U-16 colts will journey to Serbia to play in a four-nation match

Information 01 Could 2018, 15:42 IST





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Lower than a month after the Indian U-16 Nationwide Staff performed the U-16 Nationwide groups of United States of America and Norway within the Sportchain Worldwide Friendlies, All India Soccer Federation has organized one other publicity tour for the boys in Could.

The U-16 colts will now journey to Serbia to play in a four-nation match whereby they are going to be competing in opposition to of Jordan, Tajikistan and hosts Serbia. The tour to Serbia comes after the boys had earlier performed in Qatar, Hong Kong and in Spain.

All of the publicity excursions have been deliberate to assist the workforce put together in the very best vogue for the forthcoming AFC U-16 Finals Malaysia 2018. That is India’s third qualification to the AFC U-16 Finals within the final 4 editions. India have been clubbed with present runners-up Islamic Republic of Iran, Vietnam and Indonesia in Group C within the Championship.

Considerably sufficient with each Jordan and Tajikistan having additionally certified for the AFC U-16 Finals, Head Coach Bibiano Fernandes feels it’s a “marvellous alternative earlier than the true take a look at.”

“This Four-nation match is a particularly useful venture for us earlier than the true take a look at in September. It’ll assist us gauge ourselves the place we stand in opposition to the likes of Jordan, Tajikistan and, in fact, Serbia. It’ll assist us assert the areas which we have to plug in,” he advised www.the-aiff.com.

Referring to his workforce’s matches in opposition to a powerful USA and Norway, Bibiano said the “boys have proven their mettle in opposition to them.”

“The USA and Norway are much-respected footballing nations the world over. However the boys performed their hearts out. They appear in good condition and are hungry to attain extra,” he added.

India suffered two slim Zero-1 defeats to the USA earlier than taking place 1-Three to Norway within the Sportchain Friendlies.

India’s fixtures within the U-16 four-nation match in Serbia is as follows:

Could 9, 2018: India vs Jordan (IST 1930hrs).

Could 11, 2018: Serbia vs India (IST 2230hrs).

Could 13, 2018: Tajikistan vs India (IST 1930hrs).

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