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Sport Chain Cup 2018: India U16 vs USA U16, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 16, 2018 17:23 IST

The match has begun at the Facsa Football Centre in Benicasim, Spain.


17:23 (IST)16 APR 2018

It's a wrap here! Stay tuned to Sporskeeda for updates on all the football action!

17:05 (IST)16 APR 2018


17:04 (IST)16 APR 2018

Givson did well to strike the ball towards the US keeper in the 2nd last minute but the US keeper was up for it and ensured US win the match

17:00 (IST)16 APR 2018

India certainly had better chances but failed to capitalize. US converting the one good chance they had to clinch the win.

17:00 (IST)16 APR 2018

India have only themselves to blame as they lose 1-0

16:58 (IST)16 APR 2018

US bringing more players back but they are still not afraid of going forward even after being in the lead.

16:57 (IST)16 APR 2018

It would have been great for India to come back just after conceding the goal!

16:57 (IST)16 APR 2018

Ravi with a great chance but just like he fails to hit the ball in the open net! Bibiano Fernandes deciding on the final change as Lalrokima replaces Ricky.

16:56 (IST)16 APR 2018

Score: INDIA 0 - 1 USA 

16:56 (IST)16 APR 2018

India goes down as USA score

16:55 (IST)16 APR 2018


16:51 (IST)16 APR 2018

Good synchronization by the Indians at the back.

16:50 (IST)16 APR 2018

Final 15 minutes left

16:47 (IST)16 APR 2018

USA failing to break through as the Indian defense continues to be strong at the back

16:46 (IST)16 APR 2018

India is trying to spread the game now by using the space at the flanks. Change in strategy

16:45 (IST)16 APR 2018

Bibiano Fernandes decides on a 2nd change, bringing on Ravi Bahadur Rana in place of Rohit Danu to see if Rana can make an impact. 

16:43 (IST)16 APR 2018

A long shot by US, Niraj does well and grabs hold of the ball. He looks hell bent to keep a clean sheet today.

16:43 (IST)16 APR 2018

Harpreet Singh puts in a vital sliding tackle to hit the ball out for a corner.

16:42 (IST)16 APR 2018

Now, it is USA's turn to attack

16:41 (IST)16 APR 2018

A good through ball by Givson is intercepted well by the USA defender

16:40 (IST)16 APR 2018

India have started to find their feet in this match and are creating good chances now! 

16:39 (IST)16 APR 2018

Vikram had to take the lead there! He finds an open net and all he had to do was slot it in. Very poor connection with the ball by Vikram gives USA a lifeline.

16:38 (IST)16 APR 2018

Gurkirat does well to dribble past 3 defenders the very next minute but is denied yet again by the USA keeper.

16:37 (IST)16 APR 2018

Gurkirat with the first big chance of the 2nd half as he goes one on one with the keeper. He fails to capitalize.

16:30 (IST)16 APR 2018

A tame effort of a shot by USA easily collected by Niraj

16:29 (IST)16 APR 2018

The weather at Benicasim, Spain is cloudy and windy, the perfect for football

16:27 (IST)16 APR 2018

India trying to build play from the midfield whereas USA using the flanks more.

16:26 (IST)16 APR 2018

A poor cross attempt by the USA

16:25 (IST)16 APR 2018

Foul now for USA

16:25 (IST)16 APR 2018

Foul for India

16:21 (IST)16 APR 2018

The 2nd half is about to commence as the men in blue get ready to take the centre

16:13 (IST)16 APR 2018

Both the teams have been good in defense, stopping the opposition to cause troubles in the final 3rd.

16:13 (IST)16 APR 2018

A well balanced first half comes to an end with none of the sides managing to score

16:12 (IST)16 APR 2018


16:11 (IST)16 APR 2018

Another corner for USA in the 30th minute. Niraj calmly collects it and the Indian goalkeeper ensures that the danger is evaded.

16:10 (IST)16 APR 2018

Bibiano Fernandes decides upon the 1st change and replaces Bekey by Ridge Melvin

16:07 (IST)16 APR 2018

A corner in the 27th minute is safely dealt with by the Indian defenders

16:01 (IST)16 APR 2018

Niraj makes an exceptional save in the 20th minute to keep India in the hunt

15:38 (IST)16 APR 2018

The Indian team wins a corner in the 4th minute. Decent ball in but it is within reach of the US keeper who clears it away.

15:33 (IST)16 APR 2018

The match is about to begin

15:32 (IST)16 APR 2018

There will be 2 halves played of 35 minutes each

15:22 (IST)16 APR 2018

And the lineups are out...

India U16 XI: Niraj (GK), Shabas, Gurkirat, Harpreet Singh, Moirangthem Thoiba (C), Ricky, Givson, Sailo, Bekey, Vikram, Danu.

14:36 (IST)16 APR 2018

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Sport Chain Cup 2018 match between the India U-16 football team & the USA U-16 team!

14:35 (IST)16 APR 2018

The exposure trip of the India U16 football team has been going really well. The AIFF needs to be credited for giving the young boys so much exposure. The exposure trip continues as The Indian U-16 Football team gets ready to play against the USA U16 side in the Sportchain Cup 2018. 
Heading into this game, the young boys from India would be full of confidence as they avoided defeat against a much stronger Valencia U16 side on April 11. 
Coach Bibiano Fernandes has high hopes of the Indian team doing well at the Sport Chain Cup 2018. The Indian team had a phenomenal run in the Jockey youth cup which concluded recently in Hong Kong. India won their matches against Hong Kong (4-2), Singapore (3-1) & Chinese Taipei (4-0) as they pulled off some incredible results. India is participating in all these events as part of its preparation of the AFC U-16 Championship, which is scheduled to start in September this year. 
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