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.. CHARLES D'SOUZA - GFA : It is a n honour and pride for any one to represent the country and when you are the first in a chosen field, you can only be proud of the featas an country looking for inspiration. Maria Rbello privileged to become the first Indian to office the Chinese national games It was a different kind of experience compared to the other tournament.

"I have officiated at the Chinese National Games. I was carrying an country hope at the competitions. I was thinking that if I committed a mistake, the country image will be spoilt. I was always cautious in all the matches" said Rebello though she said he was not under any pressure to perform the biggest stage, She said the experience of refereeing over the years helped her to do a better job at the Chinese National Games. Luckily all teams behaved very well and I officiated the women's final between Jiagsu Province and Shanghai

The I-League just started on September 21, Rebello who will be donning the black for the first time in the country's elite league and she said that this exposure will help her to do well, this is the perfect exposure before the I league It may be recalled that last month, Maria Rebello is on her way to become the first woman to officiate a match in the I league after the AIFF'S Referee committed included her in the panel for the 2013-14 season.

Rebello captained India for a brief period. while the trend for former player is dabble in coaching. Rebello had other ideas. "I wasn't going to be happy sitting on the sidelines and shouting instruction. This gives me a chance to be on the pitch" she says. Obviously, Maria has every reason to be overexcited . It was a pleasant surprise to.

"I did not expect this invitation at all This is huge for me says Rebello. This is very motivating she remarked. I will be officiating the I-League form this season and getting such exposure before season gets commence is priceless".

It's not everyday that you get to officiate National Games of a country. Hailing from Curtorim in South Goa, she made entry in refereeing the men's games in GFA local leagues before handling a role at the National level. Over the years she has learnt enough to ensure that the aggressive and foul mouthed players do not intimate her.

"Players are not well versed with the laws of the game and so we have to make them understand politely and whenever there is a need we cautioned them with yellow and red cards" pointed out Rebello. Being a player helped. And she claims to easily trace the spot when a player in faking an injury. "I know those tactics now I have witnessed and use them as player" she says. "We are thought how to deal with those things" she signed off.

The 23-member Indian U-19 National Squad for the AFC U-19 Championship (Qualifiers)

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AIFF MEDIA RELEASE : The 23-member Indian U-19 National Squad for the AFC U-19 Championship (Qualifiers) to be held in Doha, Qatar from October 4, 2013 has been announced. The Squad, which drew 1-1 with Goa Pro League outfit SESA Goa in the latest Friendly match, will be reaching Doha on Sunday (September 29, 2013).

India have been clubbed with hosts Qatar, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Nepal in Group A. The U-19 Boys, formed out of Goa’s Elite Academy, will be playing the hosts in their opener on October 4, 2013 followed by dates with Nepal (October 6), Uzbekistan (October 10), and Turkmenistan (October 12) respectively.

The 23-member Squad is as follows: Goalkeepers: Chinmaya Shekhar Behera, Supratim Bhattacharjee, Vishal Kaith
Defenders: Gurba Gagrai, Nim Dorjee Tamang, Pawan Kumar, Sarthak Golui, Sajid Mohd. Dhot, Soraisam Pritam Kumar Singh, Rupert Lamlang Nongrum
Midfielders: Souvik Das, Joseph Lalfakzuala, Germanpreet Singh, Alen Deory, Lalramzauva Khiangte, Isaac Vanmalsawma Chhakchhuak, Lalrempuia Fanai
Forwards: Kumam Udanta Singh, SK Faiaz, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Naro Hari Shreshtha, Shaiborlang Kharpan, Uttam Rai.
Head Coach: Colm Joseph Toal

3 boys of Shillong Lajong Academy To Represent India In U-19 AFC Qualifiers.

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..Rupert, Shaiborlang And Nim Dorjee Of Shillong Lajong Academy To Represent India In U-19 AFC Qualifiers. Rupert Nongrum, Shairborlang Kharpan and Nim Dorjee Tamang of Shillong Lajong FC Academy have been selected to the Indian Under 19 team to represent India in the Under 19 AFC cup to be held in October 2013 in Qatar.

Earlier, 5 Shillong Lajong boys were part of the National Camp which included Jacob, Zodingliana, Rupert, Shaibor and Nim Dorjee.The five boys also travelled to China in July for an exposure trip ,which lasted for 15 days. The U-19 boys played two friendly matches against the Chinese u-19 National Team, and this time around, Rupert, Shaiborlang and Nim Dorjee have been called up again to don the national colours.

Speaking to Shillong Lajong Media Manager, the three boys who got selected for the final squad said, "We are very happy, proud and excited to represent the U-19 Indian National Team. We have a big challenge ahead of us and we will give our best performance and try to make our country proud."

The call up to the national squad comes as a huge confidence booster to the Shillong Lajong Youth Development Programme, which have left no stone unturned in tuning up the young wards at the Club. Club Managing Director/CEO Larsing Ming Sawyan said " This development is indeed a just reward of all the efforts that have gone towards moulding our boys for the future. We, as a Club, are really happy and it shows indeed that our Youth Development Goal 14 project is moving towards a positive direction. We wish the boys the best of luck for the tournament".