AIFF U-16 boys impresses against FC Schalke 04 U-16

AIFF U-16 Regional Academy Team vs FC Schalke 04, Gelsenkirchen, Germany,
Picture Courtesy: FC Schalke 04 Official Facebook page

The AIFF U-16 Regional Academy Team, who are touring Holland made a great impression after being narrowly defeated by European giant FC Schalke 04' U-16 team in a friendly match played in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on 13th August 2014. The visiting Indian team lost narrowly by a goal but their performance was praised even by the FC Schalke U-16 Team’s Head Coach Eren Yilmaz.

“They were impressive. Honestly we were pleasantly surprised with their game. They made some good moves and could have scored too,” Yilmaz commented on the U-16 Kalyani Academy Boys, who are a core part of India U-16 team.

On the 38th minute, Indian team went behind despite playing on par with their European counterparts.

FC Schalke 04 custodian was kept busy during the entire game but the AIFF U-16 team failed to grab an equalizer. Nijwm Muchahary, Prosenjit and Nuruddin's efforts were well saved by the host goalkeeper.

The crowd appreciated the effort and quality put into display by both the teams.

Next up, AIFF U-16 will take part in RKVTC B Tournament on 16th August 2014.
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