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GROUP - FIXTURES and RESULTS


The 2013 SAFF U-16 Championship is the second edition of the SAFF U-16 Championship hosted by Nepal from 20 to 30 July at Dasarath Stadium. Seven teams from the region are taking part, divided into two groups. Pakistan U16 are the Defending Champions.

Group B : India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


 Team 		P 	W 	D 	L 	GF 	GA 	GD 	Pts
 India 		2 	2 	0 	0 	6 	1 	+5 	6
 Bangladesh 	2 	1 	0 	1 	3 	3 	0	3
 Sri Lanka 	2 	0 	0 	2 	2 	7 	-5 	0


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25.7.13: INDIA U-16   2-0   Bangladesh U-16 (Nepal - FT..)
IND : Bedeswar Singh, Krishna
IND : Dheeraj, Jaynanda, Jerry, Prosenjit, Amit, Kyntiew, Surya, Bedeswar, Deependra, Krishna, Amey.
BAN : Hosain, Al Amin, Rahmat, Amin, Lemon, Mithun, Mojaffor, torikul, Rakib, Bishwa, Pappu.

AIFF PRESS RELEASE : The Indian U-16 National Team finished top of Group B by getting the better of Bangladesh U-16 National Team 2-0 in the SAFF U-16 Championship at the Army Ground in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday (July 25, 2013).

India, being represented by AIFF Regional Academy's U-15 boys, will be playing Afghanistan U-16 National Team in the semi-final on Sunday (July 28, 2013).

Strikers Bedashwor Singh (42nd) and Krishna Pandit (90+1) scored in each half to script another impressive win for the Boys in Blue. India led 1-0 at half time.

23 July 2013 : Bangladesh   3-1   Sri Lanka
ban : Tutull 28', 57', Islam 81'
sri : Niresh Goal 43'

India play Afghanistan on Sunday (July 28, 2013) at 16:15 hrs IST.

21 July 2013 : India   4-1   Sri Lanka
IND: Krishna 21', Bedeshwor 23', 90', Prosenjit 66'
SL: SS Niresh 44'

IND: Dheeraj, Jayananda, Jerry, Prosenjit, Amit, Kyntiew, Surya, Bedashwor, Deependra, Krishna, Amey
SL: Niresh, Ranju, Harindu, Chatura, Nicholas, Karunaratne, Faiz, Mohamed, Seneviratna, Fahad, Prabhat

INDIA TEAM
Goalkeepers : Anuj Kumar, Subrata Das , M Dheeraj Singh

Denders : Jayananda Singh, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Kishan Singh, Prosenjit Chakraborty, Amit Tudu, Nuruddin, Amey Ranawade.

Midfielders :Bodo Baoringdao, Kyntiew Kharlukhi, Surya Tirkey, Zonumawia, Anirudh Thapa, Deependra Singh Negi, Aaron Rodrigues, Chanmitre Thma

Forwards : Laishram Bedashwor Singh, Sourav Chakraborty, Edmund Lalrindika, Krishna Pandit, Mohammed Hasil

Maldives widhdrawn the team from SAFF Championship.

Group A : Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Pakistan

Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
Nepal 3 3 1 0 11 1 +10 7
Afgan 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
Pakistan 3 0 2 1 0 3 -3 2
Bhutan 3 0 1 2 1 10 -9 1

20 July 2013 : Nepal   7-0   Bhutan
nep : B.Magar 48', 62', 63', H.Magar 58', 76', 84', Subedi 78'

20 July 2013 : Pakistan   0-0   Afghanistan

22 July 2013 : Afghanistan   1-1   Nepal
AFG : A.Mansory 74'
NEP : H.Magar Goal 81'

22 July 2013 : Bhutan   0-0   Pakistan

24 July 2013 : Pakistan   0-3   Nepal
NEP : Limbu 13', B.Magar 65', 73'

24 July 2013 : Bhutan   1-3   Afghanistan
BHU : Shezang 18'
AFG : Waziri 27', Ahmad 63', 90+2'



Semi Final & Final



30.07.2013: India U-16   1-0   Nepal U-16 (Nepal - FT )
IND : 3-Jerry Lalrinzuala 18' :: INDIA WIN
IND : Dheeraj, Jaynanda, Jerry (Amey), Kishan, Prosenjit, Amit, Bodo, Surya, Deependra, Nuruddin, Anirudh, Krishna.

Semi-finals 2 : 28.07.2013: India   0-0, 4-3 (Pen)   Afganisthan (FT)
IND : Dheeraj, Jayananda, Jerry, Prosenjit, Amit, Kyntiew, Surya, Bedashwor, Deependra, Krishna, Amey.
GOAL-INDIA : Bedeswar, Prosenjit, Surya, Arron.

AIFF PRESS RELEASE : The Indian U-16 National Team beat Afghanistan U-16 Team 4-3 on Penalties to book their place in the Final of the SAFF U-16 Championship, at the Army Ground in Kathmandu, Nepal on Sunday (July 28, 2013). India will be playing Nepal in the Final on Tuesday (July 30, 2013).The semifinal clash headed straight into the Tie-Breaker after ninety minutes failed to separate the two outfits.

For India, who are being represented by AIFF Regional Academy's U-15 boys, Bedashwor Singh, Prosenjit Chakraborty, Surya Tirkey and Aaron Rodrigues found the back of the net. Krishna Pandit's effort from eight yards, hit the woodwork.

Semi-finals 1 : 27 July 2013 : Nepal   5-1 Bangladesh
NEP : Limbu 8', 59', B.Magar 20', Bista 23', Thapa 56'
BAN : Tushar 65'


Final:30 July 2013 : NEPAL   VS Winner SF2




INDIA WIN





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NEW DELHI: India are U-16 SAFF Champions!
30.07.2013: India U-16   1-0   Nepal U-16 (Nepal - FT )
IND : 3-Jerry Lalrinzuala 18' :: INDIA WIN
IND : Dheeraj, Jaynanda, Jerry (Amey), Kishan, Prosenjit, Amit, Bodo, Surya, Deependra, Nuruddin, Anirudh, Krishna.

30.07.2013 : AIFF MEDIA PRESS RELEASE : India represented by All India Football Federation's Regional Academy blanked hosts Nepal 1-0 in the final played at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu on Wednesday (July 30, 2013). Left back Jerry Lalrinzuala scored the only goal of the match - a World Class left-footed long ranger in the 18th minute - to script a well-deserved win for a side that has won every game in the biennial tournament.

On a rain-soaked afternoon in Kathmandu, India dominated proceedings from the kick-off, with the boys showing exemplary maturity to adjust to the slushy underfoot conditions. Despite being backed by a partisan crowd, Nepal were pushed on the backfoot. Birthday boy Jerry could not have asked for a better gift. The 14-year old Mizoram lad impressed one and all with his darting overlaps down the left flank and was rewarded for his performance in the 18th minute.

Latching on to a loose ball just outside the 18-yard box, Jerry unleashed a venomous 30-yarder out which crashed into the top corner of the net. India led 1-0 at halftime.

The colts in Blue continued to impress post the breather as the rain kept pouring down. Jerry almost doubled his tally ten minutes into the second half when his free-kick from just outside the box went inches wide and then in the 66th minute, midfielder Deependra Singh Negi's attempt from close was fisted away by the Nepal custodian.

If the first essay was about India's raids, the second period brought to the fore their rock-solid rearguard. If skipper Jayananda Singh's last-ditch tackle in the 84th minute saved a sure shot goal, goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh had a match to remember making some crucial saves to keep the hosts at bay, especially in the last quarter of the match.

Head Coach Gautam Ghosh lauded his boys after the victory. "The triumph shows that we are on the tight track. It all began from scratch when we roped in talented boys from all parts of the Country," an elated Ghosh told www.the-aiff.com. "Right from day one Robert Baan and Scott O'Donell showed us the path to tread on and they have continuously monitored our progress. I reiterate that ours is a Developmental Process and results don't matter," he added.

"But having said that, this was a Final and a positive result would always have an inspirational effect on the boys. I'm proud of them the manner they held on in front of a 20000 plus partisan crowd," he pronounced. "The message from National Coach Wim Koevermans and National Team Captain Sunil Chhetri had a huge influence on the boys. We all look up to them and a message from them to the U-15 kids meant a lot. We are happy that we have been to keep everyone smiling," he maintained.

The 23-member Squad was as follows:

Goalkeepers : Anuj Kumar (Uttar Pradesh), Subrata Das (West Bengal), M Dheeraj Singh (Manipur)

Defenders : M Jayananda Singh (Manipur), Jerry Lalrinzuala (Mizoram), T Kishan Singh (Manipur), Prosenjit Chakraborty (West Bengal), Amit Tudu (West Bengal), Nuruddin (Uttar Pradesh), Amey Ranawade (Maharashtra)

Midfielders : Bodo Baoringdao (Assam), Kyntiew Kharlukhi (Meghalaya), Surya Tirkey (Jharkhand), Zonunmawia (Mizoram), Anirudh Thapa (Uttarakhand), Deependra Singh Negi (Uttarakhand), Aaron Rodrigues (Goa), Chanmitre Thma (Meghalaya)

Forwards : Laishram Bedashwor Singh (Manipur), Sourav Chakraborty (West Bengal), Edmund Lalrindika (Mizoram), Krishna Pandit (Chandigarh), Mohammed Hasil (Kerala).

Head Coach : Goutam Ghosh

Assistant Coach : John Kenneth Raj

Goalkeeper Coach : Feroz Sheriiff

Physiotherapist : Somya Rout