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India U-19 squad for Weifang Cup named

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866   //    08 Jul 2011, 09:00 IST

The All India Football Federation has named a 22 player squad for the Under-19 Weifang Cup in Shandong, China. The team will be coached by Colm Toal and is leaving for Shanghai on Sunday, July 10 for a three week preparatory camp in China.

The Under-19 boys will then travel to Shandong for the eight team tournament which kicks-off on August 1. Besides India the Weifang Cup will seee China Under-19, SL Benfica Lisboa (Portugal), FC Villarreal (Spain), FC Guadalajara Chivas (Mexico), FC Shandong (China), FC Chunna Dragons (South Korea) and FC Adelaide (Australia) in action.

Meanwhile the Under-19 boys defeated Sesa Football Academy 10-0 in their last practice match. Rajinder Kumar scored a hattrick, Sumit Passi scored a brace while Pronoy Halder, Yumnam Meetei, Malswamfela, Brandon Fernandes and Souvik Das scored one apiece.

INDIA Under-19

Goalkeepers
Kamaljit Singh (Punjab), Albino Gomes (Goa), Nitin Meel (Haryana)

Defenders
Bikramjit Singh (Punjab), Sonu (Haryana), Arijeet Singh (West Bengal), Pawan Kumar (Haryana), Akashdeep Singh (Chandigarh), Pritam Kotal (West Bengal), Edwin (Karnataka), Narayan Das (Jharkhand)

Midfielders
Sehnaj Singh (Chandigarh), Prabir Das (West Bengal), Pronoy Halder (Jharkhand), Brandon Fernandes (Goa), Johny Chand Singh (Goa), Sunny (Punjab), Anto Xavier (Karnataka)

Strikers
Holicharan Narzary (Assam), Sumit Passi (Chandigarh), Rajinder Kumar (Chandigarh), Malswamfela (Mizoram), Pankaj Sona (Jharkhand), Lalnunmawia (Mizoram).

Officials Colm Toal (Head Coach), Francisco Bruto da Costa (Assistant Coach), Syed Shabir Pasha (Assistant Coach), Feroze Sheriff (Goalkeeping Coach), Vijayan Inian Lenin (Physio)

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