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India lose 0-3 to Uzbekistan in AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers!

India suffered a 0-3 loss at the hands of defending champions Uzbekistan in the AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Friday, March 22. Uzbek captain Islomjon Kobilov put the home team in front via a first-half penalty, before second-half substitute Bobir Abdixolikov netted twice in the last 10 …

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India out to break AFC U-23 Championship qualification jinx in Tashkent!

India U-23 National team head coach Derrick Pereira named ten 19-year-olds and even one 16-year-old in India’s 23-member squad for the forthcoming AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers which is to be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from March 22. “We should be excited about the possibility of making history, quipped Pereira. “We …

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11 Indian Arrows boys in squad as India U-23s leave for Qatar!

The Indian U-23 national team departed shores after a five-day preparatory camp held in Tilak Maidan, Goa, in which coach Derrick Pereira zeroed down on the list of 23 players for the clash against the U-23 side of reigning AFC Asian Cup Champions Qatar on March 11 at the Aspire …

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India U-23’s Derrick Pereira: It’s a great honour & I’m excited for this opportunity!

Derrick Pereira feels it’s a “great honour” for him to get the opportunity of coaching the India U-23 National Team prior to the AFC U-23 Championship 2020 qualifiers. “I’m feeling privileged to be involved with the National Team. It’s a great honour for me and I’m excited about this opportunity. …

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Derrick Pereira & Tilak Maidan – The intriguing saga continues!

One always has some nice anecdotes to hear when it comes to football and footballers – sometimes, it’s an unheard story of a player or a tantalising tale of a team rising from the ashes. Newly-appointed India U-23 National Team coach Derrick Pereira has a coincidental but fascinating connection with …

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Old warhorses reunite in India’s quest for first-ever AFC U-23 Championship berth!

The Indian football fraternity is a well-knit family which only keeps on growing beyond the limits welcoming the newer members with both hands. Back to 1997, Derrick Pereira and Shanmugam Venkatesh had been two of the pivotal members of the Salgaocar FC squad who won the Federation Cup overpowering East …

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