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5 shillong Lajong Boys and one Dehradun boys in India U-19 team..

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SLFC PRESS RELEASE : The U-19 Indian National Team, led by Coach Colm Joseph Toal, will be travelling to China for an exposure trip and preparation camp for the U-19 AFC qualifiers which will be held in October.

As many as five Shillong Lajong FC players-Shaiborlang Kharpan, Rupert Nongrum, Jacob Lalrawngbawla, Zodingliana and Nim Dorjee Tamang, who are currently in the Goa Camp, will be part of the exposure trip to China.

The camp will be for 15 days and they will be playing two friendly matches with the Chinese u-19 National Team. The boys will be returning to India on the 22nd of August. They will be training in Goa for ten days and leave for another exposure trip to Dubai.

It will be a 3 week long final preparation camp for the boys before the U-19 AFC Qualifiers in Qatar.

FRM DEHRADUN : RAJA RAWAT of Dehradun has been selected in India U-19 team. He was a player of Deradun Football Academy and a player of State team. Now he will train in Goa camp for U-19 teams China trip which leave for Chaina on 5th August.

Neymar's debut in Barca Jersy but the team drew.

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31.07.2013: Barcelona   2-2   Lechia Gdansk
BAR : Sergi Roberto 25', Messi 57'
LDC : Bieniuk 14', Grzelczak 50'
BAR : Montoya, Gomez, Bartra, Adriano, Song, Dos Santos, Sergi Roberto, Alexis (Neymar 78'), Messi, Tello

After Barcelona's 7-0 thumping win over Valerenga on Saturday, most expected that the world famous duo Messi and Neymar will do some magical thing against police team Lechia Gdansk in their 3rd preseason friendly at PEG Arena. But in presence of 40,000 home crowed the home team scored first in 14th minute of the match when captain Jaroslaw Bieniuk rose highest to thunder a header past Jose Manuel Pinto from Pawel Dawidowicz's corner.

But the lead was short-lived as Martin Montoya produced a wonderful low cross from the right for Sergio Roberto who scored the equalized in 25th minute. Just before half time home team keeper saved an wonderful free kick of Messi.

Jordi Roura made just one change at the interval, replacing Jose Manuel Pinto with Oier Olazabal. Roura made seven more changes, most of the Barca 'B' players like Kiko Femenia, Carles Planas, Frank Bagnack, Patric, Sergi Samper, Ilie and Javi Espinosa, as only Messi and Sanchez (from the 11 starters) remained on the field in 2nd half.

in the 2nd half 50th minute, home team again took lead 2-1 when Montoya failed to deal with a long ball, allowing the 25-year-old Grzelczak's poweful shot past substitute Barca goalkeeper Oler.

Before leaving the ground Messi equalized the scoreline 2-2 when Sanchez slipped a neat ball behind the Lechia defense for Messi, who coolly lifted the ball over the advancing Lechia goalkeeper.

The most important and Barca fans new heart throb Brazilian star Neymar finally made his Blaugrana bow in place of Sanchez in 78th minute. But the Brazilian did not have sufficient time to make a significant contribution. He will get another scope on friday - in Joan Gamper Trophy match against his former team Santos.

Barca dominated the match with 60% ball possession but finally hold the home team.

India to play Pakistan in inaugural match of 2013 SAFF Championship

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AIFF MEDIA RELEASE : Defending Champions India have been drawn to begin their campaign against arch rivals Pakistan on the inaugural day of the 2013 SAFF Championship at the Dashrath Stadium in Kathmandu on September 1. The Official Draw which took place on Tuesday (July 30) in Kathmandu saw India clubbed with hosts Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan in Group A of the Championship while Afghanistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bhutan have been clubbed in Group B.

Both the semifinals are slated for September 8 while the Final is slated for September 11.India are scheduled to play their second match on September 3 against Bangladesh while the final Group League Match against hosts Nepal is on September 5.

 FIXTURES 

GROUP A: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh GROUP B: Afghanistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan FIXTURES (All Timings in IST): September 1: India vs Pakistan (3.15pm) September 1: Nepal vs Bangladesh (6.15pm) September 2: Afghanistan vs Bhutan (3.15pm) September 2: Maldives vs Sri Lanka (6.15pm) September 3: Pakistan vs Nepal (3.15pm) September 3: Bangladesh vs India (6.15pm) September 4: Bhutan vs Maldives (3.15pm) September 4: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan (6.15pm) September 5: India vs Nepal (3.15pm) September 5: Bangladesh vs Pakistan (6.15pm) September 6: Afghanistan vs Maldives (3.15pm) September 6: Sri Lanka vs Bhutan (6.15pm) SEMIINALS: September 8: Winner Group A vs Runners-up Group B (3.15pm) September 8: Winner Group B vs Runners-up Group A (6.15pm) September 11: FINAL

Debut of Neymar in Barca Jersey agains A Friendly of Poland team

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Neymar Da Silva, the Brazilian forward was named to Barca squad and could make his debut for the team on Tuesday, against Lechia Gdansk of Poland. The other players who will travel to Poland for the pre season third friendly are:

Pinto, Oier, Montoya, Bartra, Adriano, Song, Sergi Roberto, Dos Santos, Messi, Tello, Neymar, Alexis, Sergi Gomez, Planas, Joan Roman, Dani Nieto, Bagnack, Samper, Ilie, Patric, Dongou, Espinosa and Kiko Femenia.

Before playing the first match on 2013-14 La Liga Season on 18th August against Levante, Barcelona played more 4 pre season matches. They won last match 7-0 against Valerenga of Norway while lost to FC Bayern Munich 0-2.

Friendly : Lechia Gdansk - FC Barcelona on 7/30/2013
Joan Gamper Trophy : FC Barcelona - Santos on 8/ 2/2013
Friendly : Thailand - FC Barcelona on 08/ 7/2013
Friendly : Malaysia XI - FC Barcelona on 10/08/2013