India u-19 held to a 2-2 draw by Shanghai City


India u-19 team 2013The Indian U-19 National Team were held to a 2-2 draw by Shanghai City Games U-19 Team in the one-off Match in Shanghai on Monday (August 12, 2013).

India will be playing the Chinese U-17 National Team on Saturday (August 17, 2013) and Monday (August 19, 2013) as part of their Exposure Trip ahead of the U-19 AFC Qualifiers which will be held in Doha in the first week of October.

The nucleus of the Squad had represented India in the Final Phase of the AFC U-16 Competition in Tehran in 2012 where the Indian colts came agonisingly close to a Quarterfinal berth. The top-four of the Competition eventually earned a ticket to the U-17 World Cup.

Coming to the match, Daniel Lalhlimpuia scored both the goals for India in the first half.

The Shanghai Team, who have been preparing together for 3 years for the Chinese National City Games starting in September, came back from 2-0 down to score twice in the first essay itself. The Shanghai outfit had five China International players.

The India U-19 boys are presently training at the Elite Academy in Goa under Head Coach Colm Joseph Toal.

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