Indian U-12 team comes 2nd in Asian Youth Football

August 11, 2015 5:24 am 

New Delhi, Aug 10 — An Indian under-12 team, represented by Nagaland's Green wood School, finished second in the Asian Youth Football Festa 2015 held at Anseong, South Korea.

The side got the second position in their group by winning 3 out of 4 matches. The school was selected to represent India in the festival since it was the winner of the last under-14 Subroto Cup held in 2014, the Sports Ministry said in a statement.

Financial assistance for participation of the team was provided from the National Sports Development Fund of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

A total of 47 teams from 15 countries participated in the event. India was in Group B-2 along with three teams of South Korea and a team from china and Thailand each.

The Indian team was adjudged the second best team in their Group after Thailand. The team was awarded the trophy for being runners up in its group.

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. (PNA/PTI)



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