The The AIFF Under-19 Colts lost 0-4 against the Japan Under-17 national team in a friendly game at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margao, Goa on Wednesday, June 1.
Japan took the lead early in the match as they caught the Indian defence napping when a quick combination by the Japanese attack force concluded with a left footed shot which ended up in the back of the Indian net.
Soon after, Namgyal was caught out of position when a whipped in Japanese cross from the right flank was met with a thunderous header by the Japanese striker and gave the visitors a 2-0 lead inside 45 minutes.
After the half-time scoreline read 2-0, Japan made it 3-0 when a one on one situation against the Indian custodian resulted in Japan’s favour.
The Indian colts tried to catch the Japan off-guard but were repelled with ease by the opponent’s defence line. Right before the end of time, Japan added another as the full-time scoreline read 4-0 in Japan’s favour.
The Japanese Under-17 national team are in Goa as part of their preparations for the 2016 AFC U-16 Championship later this year.
by AIFF Media