SAFF U-16 Championship: India beat Bangladesh to reach the Semi-Finals


An AIFF Official Press Release

Indian boys in action against Bangladesh in the SAFF U-16 Championship, Picture Courtesy: www.the-aiff.com


The Indian U-16 National Team finished top of Group B by getting the better of Bangladesh U-16 National Team 2-0 in the SAFF U-16 Championship at the Army Ground in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday (July 25, 2013).

India, being represented by AIFF Regional Academy’s U-15 boys, will be playing Afghanistan U-16 National Team in the semi-final on Sunday (July 28, 2013).

Strikers Bedashwor Singh (42nd) and Krishna Pandit (90+1) scored in each half to script another impressive win for the Boys in Blue.

India led 1-0 at half time.

Post match, Head Coach Goutam Ghosh said: "I am happy with the way my boys played today (Wednesday). I have maintained that rectifying our mistakes stays the aim, and the boys did that. We kept possesion better than the first match and switched flanks well too."

He added: "The first goal by Bedashwor (Singh) was a brilliant one. It was from a free kick, curled in expertly from 35-yards out. The goal made me proud."

India play Afghanistan on Sunday (July 28, 2013) at 16:15 hrs IST. 
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