India U-20 team stun Argentina counterparts in COTIF Cup

Tuesday, 07 August 2018, 05:44 Hrs
27
cmt right
23
Comment Right
45
cmt right
9
cmt right
Printer Print Email Email


footballA 10-man India Under-20 football team defeated powerhouses Argentina U-20 2-1 in what Coach Floyd Pinto described as one of the "biggest days for Indian Football" in the U-20 COTIF Cup in Spain.

Eight boys who represented India in the FIFA U-17 World Cup started the day for India with the rest all being from AIFF's developmental team Indian Arrows, according to the statement issued by AIFF.

Goals from Deepak Tangri (fourth minute), and a crisp free-kick from Anwar Ali (68th) along with some determined pressing, defending and astute passing helped India register the upset victory against Argentina U-20 who have won six FIFA U-20 World Cups over the years. 

For the record, this is the second time the two sides met - the first time being in the 3rd Nehru Cup in Calcutta in 1984 when India lost 0-1.

The Argentina U-20 is being coached by 2006 World Cupper Lionel Scaloni while Argentine great Pablo Aimar has also accompanied the team as the Technical Director of the side.



Read more news:



Women's Hockey WC: India lose to Ireland in quarters



New coach ready as Real Madrid begin season without Ronaldo


Source: IANS
SPOTLIGHT
Career
Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, a multi-national hospitality management institute, a..
Finance
India's tea exports increased by 11.5 per cent to 17.93 million kgs in April this year aga..
Travel
Imagine life being a romantic Bollywood song of the 90's. All those exotic frames punched into one..
Technology
To ensure uninterrupted functioning of the app in areas of low networks, Facebook-owned..
Enterprise IT
Taking on streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, Walt Disney Co. has announced it will ..
Entertainment
Actor Dhanush, whose last Hindi release was R. Balkis "Shamitabh", may be working in another H..
Gadgets
Yamaha Music India has launched its first Indian keyboard PSR I500 under the 'Make in India' initi..
Business
Automobile major MG Motors India on Wednesday said that it plans to manufacture electric vehicle E..
Startup City
With cities growing rapidly and infrastructure not keeping pace, the daunting work com..