AFC U-16 TOURNAMENT (BOYS) INDIA - 2016 : INDIA TEAM

AFC U-16 TOURNAMENT (BOYS) INDIA - 2016

WATCH MATCH FOR FREE AT GOA: INDIA U16 TEAM ANNOUNCED
09.09.2016: AIFF PRESS RELEASE: The Local Organising Committee for the 17th edition of the AFC U – 16 Championship India 2016, announced FREE match viewing for all the football fans. The flagship event is scheduled to begin from 15th September with 16 teams from the continent vying to win the title.

The Championships will be played at Goa’s Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (Fatorda) and GMC Stadium will be made open for everyone and all the fans have to do is register online on http://get2thegames.com/ and collect the tickets a day prior from the counters at the stadiums.

INDIA 21 BOYS SQUAD

Goalkeepers : Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Mohammad Nawaz

Defenders : Boris Singh Thangjam, Jitendra Singh, Mohammed Sarif Khan, Mohamad Rakip, Gaston D'Silva, Narender

Midfielders : Aniket Anil Jadhav, Lalengmawia, Saurabh Meher, Joseph Vanlalhruaia

Forwards : Aman Chetri, Rahul Kannoly Praveen, Nonganba Singh Akoijam

Describing what should be one of the biggest events in the history of Indian football, Mr. Javier Ceppi, Tournament Director for the LOC said, “I believe Goans would really enjoy the biggest international football tournament in the country to date.

This tournament will provide an amazing opportunity for football fans in the country to witness top class international level football at their doorstep. The important aspect attached to this tournament is that these matches are also the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Qualifiers for Asia, so the teams would be playing for something very important and that will definitely be reflected on the field.”

Hosts India who have been clubbed with the UAE, Saudi Arabia and IR Iran will play their group matches on September 15, 18 and 21 respectively. Coach Nicolai Adam who has been working tirelessly with his players for the tournament was optimistic about his team’s chances.

In his words, “The exposure tour to Germany and Norway went really well as it helped the entire team to reach a competitive level. It will be very difficult for any team playing in the AFC U-16 Finals to beat us.”

AFC U-16 TOURNAMENT (BOYS) INDIA - 2016 : TABLE

AFC U-16 TOURNAMENT (BOYS) INDIA - 2016

Star Sports will telecast live all of India's matches in the AFC U-16 Championship India 2016. India will play their group matches at the Jawaharlal Stadium, Fatorda in Goa.

Nicolai's boys kick-off their campaign against the United Arab Emirates on 15th September and it'll be followed by their clashes with Saudi Arabia and IR Iran on 18th and 21st September 2016 respectively.

Nicolai Adam, head coach of the Indian U-16 Team sounds elated on the news and he states that it would provide "an opportunity for all the countrymen to watch the boys who will play in the FIFA U-17 World Cup."

"First of all, I'll request all the people of Goa to come to the stadium and watch our games. At the same time, off course, I'm very happy to know that India's matches will be telecast live on Star Sports. It's a great opportunity for the football-loving nation to see the World Cup squad and I hope a lot of people will watch our games", he concludes.