Indian U-17 World Cup Squad defeated combined IFA XI

25.01.2016 : AIFF PRESS RELEASE : The Indian U-17 World Cup Squad defeated combined IFA XI 2-0 at the Mohun Bagan Ground in Kolkata, West Bengal today (January 25, 2016). Although the Indian colts attacked from the start, IFA XI adopted a defensive stance and made it virtually impossible for the Colts to foster a clear goal scoring chance, as the half-time score-line read 0-0.

Changing over and the Indian Colts finally breached the IFA XI citadel in the 54th minute when Aniket burst into the 18 yard box and scored to give the Indian Colts a 1-0 lead. In the 67th minute, the Indian Colts scored again through Sanjeev as he blasted his chance home following an Aniket cross to make it 2-0 for India. Attacking fluidity with defensive solidity got the Indian colts through as the full-time scoreline read 2-0. The Indian U-17 Squad clashes swords against NorthEast XI next on January 29, 2016 in Guwahati.


India’s top 16 under-15 footballers for training in Spain

India’s top 16 under-15 footballers for training in Spain

25.01.2016 STAR SPORTS PRESS RELEASE : In order to identify young talent, the country’s largest student direct contact programme from the very grassroots through scouting program, Young Heroes unveiled the best 16 Indian players for further training in Spain under specialized youth coaches of Real Madrid and the Spanish Federation. These 16 selected boys will travel to Spain on 15th April, 2016 for a training module for 10 days. Mr. Jamshid Nassiri, Ex- Iranian Footballer and Head Mentor, Star Sports Young Heroes was present to share his expert advice and encourage the boys on their journey ahead.

NAME OF THE 16 BOYS

India’s top 16 under-15 footballers for training in Spain
Young Heroes promoted by Star Sports along with Parle Products and IDBI Federal life Insurance is aimed to provide guidance and a platform to under-15 footballers from over 650 schools across 15 cities in India. Young Heroes aims to widen the base of the Indian Football pyramid by identifying young talent from the Country’s largest student direct contact programme from the very grassroots and provide guidance for the next step towards elite football. The tournament activation programme which is being conducted by Highlife Management reached out to about 420,000 students and from the tournament population of about 6,500 footballers.

Winners from the 15 cities where Young Heroes traveled for the past six months:

Head Mentor: Jamshid Nassiri

Kolkata Winners – Deeksha Education Trust
Chennai Winner - St.Joseph's Residential School
Bangalore Winner - Rice MMS School
Hyderabad Winner - HPS Begumpet
Kochi Winner - GHSS Panampally Nagar
Indore - Emerald Heights International School
Goa - Loyola High School
Pune - SPMSS, Boarding School
Shillong - Boys Sports Coy 58 GTC
Guwahati - Lal Singh School
Mumbai - Antonio De Souza High School
Lucknow - La Martinere College
Chandigarh - Govt Model School - Sector 36
Delhi - Delhi Public School, R K Puram
Ahmedabad - Delhi Public School, Gandhinagar
ALL INDIA FINALS – Govt. Model High School Sector 36, Chandigarh
Schools contacted - 1500
Int. Exposure Trip - Spain
Date of travel - April 15th, 2016

RONALDIHNO TO INAUGURATE NAGJEE TROPHY AT KHOZHIKODE

RONALDIHNO TO INAUGURATE NAGJEE TROPHY AT KHOZHIKODE

24.01.2016 : The Brazilian football legend Ronaldihno reached at Khozhiikode to inaugurate the Sait Nagjee Cup football tournament commencing from the 5th of February. Thousands of football fans received him at the Khozhikode International airport. The tournament will commence from the 5th of February, but the opening ceremony will be in advance to suit Ronaldhino's convenience.

A United Kingdom based charitable Trust, Football for Peace Global will be the charitable partner with Aster MIMS in the tournament. Ronaldhino has been named as the brand ambassador of the Sait Nagjee International Football Club tournament. Seven club teams from Europe and South America are likely to take part in the tournament.