Tuesday , April 23 2024

India U-16 B boys lose against Ufa U-16 boys in Russia!

India Under-16 BThe India Under-16 ‘B’ boys went down fighting by two goals against Ufa Under-16 boys in the town of Ufa in Russia tonight. Ufa players scored in either half of the match to seal the fate of the match.

The India boys, under the tutelage of former international Bibiano Fernandes, flew all the way to Russia to ply their trade against the Under-16 team of Ufa. The home team pulled the trigger within the first seven minutes and got their nose in front.

The Indian colts did not bog down to the intimidating pressure from the Russians and preferred to charge right away. Bishnu’s calculative free-kick missed the back of the net by a whisker followed by another narrow miss by Amay in the 23rd minute. Bibiano deployed Nonganba on the right flank and the prodigy kept the Ufa defenders n their toes till the end of the first half.

After the resumption, Amay found himself in a comfortable position but his ambitious long-ranger never came down. In the 51st minute, Ufa built up another attack down the left flank and stunned the Indian custodian who couldn’t reach out to the blinder.

Having doubled the lead, Ufa boys tried to push even further to find the crack in the Indian box but the Indian colts were not ready to bow down to the mounting pressure.

Coach Bibiano introduced Anirudh in the dying minutes of the match in the place of Amay but it didn’t affect the scoreline. Manvir tried to leave an impression towards the end but the Ufa defenders saw off the danger with utmost proficiency.

by AIFF Media

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