MIC Cup 2018: India U-16 rout BCN Australia 9-0
The Indian national U-16 side continued their splendid form into the second match of the Mediterranean International Cup in Spain on Thursday.
MIC – Mediterranean International Cup is organised by AE MIC Football and in accordance with the regulations of the FIFA and the Spanish and Catalan Football Federation
This youth football tournament is celebrating its 18th edition in the Costa Brava (North East Coast of Spain). The event counts on the best clubs and national teams of the world competing in different age classes.
The event's main purpose is that any young football player can compete against the most famous clubs of the world. Since the beginning, the tournament has been supported by famous football personalities like Pep Guardiola, Luis Felipe Scolari, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho. Some participants of the MIC have already made their debut with first division clubs like Leo Messi, (FC Barcelona), Cesc Fàbregas (Arsenal FC), Anderson (Manchester United), Lucas (Liverpool FC), and Marcelo (Real Madrid CF).
The Colts went into the game after a 1-0 win over Swedish side IFK Stocksund in the first game tournament. The games are played across two halves of 25 minutes each in the tournament.
The Blue Colts opened the scoring in the first minute through Thoiba Singh. Rohit Danu then pumped four goals in quick succession past a clueless BCN Australian side.
Experienced striker Vikram Pratap Singh scored one himself along with striker Partner Ridge Demello. Aenam Jyrwa scored a brace too, late in the game to wrap up the play.
India U-16 came into the tournament after winning the Jockey Youth Club Invitational tournament in Hong Kong with an unbeaten record. The India U-16 side are on an exposure tour across the seas to prep themselves up for the upcoming AFC U-16 finals set to be held in September 2018.