India U-16 team wins 5-0 against a German U-18 team
The Indian U-16 team is developing quite well for the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be played next year on home soil.
While all Indian fans relished an exciting month of football watching the giants of Europe taking on each other, our own boys are sweating hard in their own European tour.
With the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be played next year in the country, India is leaving no stone unturned in their preparation to compete with the world’s best. As a host nation, a lot is expected from team India and their development seems to be progressing the right way.
Coached by a UEFA Pro License holder Nicolai Adam, a German citizen, the Indian U-16 team is currently in Europe to play practice matches ahead of the mega event next year.
As reported by the AIFF, in a match against Saarlandauswahl U-18, the Indian boys found the net five times without conceding a single one. Saarlandauswahl U-18 is a German team from the federal state of Saarland. A lot has been speculated regarding the physical aspect of this current team and this result will surely boost the morale of the players.
The Indian boys went ahead with a goal from Komal Thatal, courtesy of a superb assist from central midfielder Amarjit. Amarjit assisted once again 10 minutes later for Aman Chhetri to score and make it 2-0 for India. Before the referee could blow the whistle for half time, India scored again to go 3-0 up. This time, Aman Chhetri scored his 2nd of the match from a Komal Thatal pass this time to take the game beyond the German side.
It didn’t take long for the visitors to open the scoring in the second half. Just 13 minutes after play resumed, Sanjeev scored from a free-kick. India went on to score one final time in the 69th minute to make the scoreboard read 5-0. Amarjit who assisted both the 1st and 2nd goals, scored this time, to complete a phenomenal night for him and the team.
It remains to be seen how they fare against other big teams, but surely they are on track to achieve more glory.