India finish second in U-12 youth football meet

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Under-12 football team of Greenwood school, Dimapur, Nagaland, which represented India in the 2015 Asian Youth Football Festa, were crowned runners up at the meet, a government release said on Monday.

The team won three of its four matches to finish second at the event held at Anseong in Gyeonggi in South Korea from August 7 to 9.

A total of 47 teams from 15 countries had participated in the event and Greenwood school was selected to represent the country as they had clinched the 2014 U-14 Subroto Cup.

The Indians were in a group along with three teams from South Korea and one outfit each from China and Thailand. Each team played four matches in their respective groups.

The Indian team breezed past Seoul Gwangjin of South Korea 4-0 and ADFC Korea of South Korea again 2-0 on August 8.

They lost 0-3 to the team from Thailand but then pocketed the match against Team Xi’an AIZI football club of China 7-1.

“The Indian team was thus adjudged the second best team in their Group after Thailand. The team was awarded the trophy for being runners up in its group,” the release said.

The 15 countries whose teams participated in the event were South Korea, China, India, Thailand, East Timor, Mongolia, Palestine, Nepal, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Laos and Tajikistan.

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