Bibiano Fernandes’s team will use the games as preparation for the AFC U-17 Asian Cup.
The India U-17 Football Team will play two friendly matches against Qatar U-17 on Saturday, February 25 and Tuesday, February 28 in Qatar as part of the preparations for the AFC U-17 Asian Cup.
Coached by Bibiano Fernandes, the U-17 boys qualified for the AFC U-17 Asian Cup last year and have been training in Goa since November. The Blue Colts also played friendly matches with UAE U-20 and Uzbekistan U-17 last month.
23-member squad announced
Goalkeepers: Sahil, Julfikar Gazi, Tajamul Islam
Defenders: Ricky Meetei Haobam, Surajkumar Singh Ngangbam, Manjot Singh Dhami, Mukul Panwar, Malemngamba Singh Thokchom, Pramveer
Midfielders: Vanlalpeka Guite, Danny Meitei Laishram, Gurnaj Singh Grewal, Ashish, Korou Singh Thingujam, Lalpekhlua, Huzafah Ahmad Dar, Faizan Waheed, Akash Tirkey, Prachit Gaonkar
Forwards: Aman, Thanglalsoun Gangte, Shashwat Panwar, Gogocha Chungkham
Coach: Bibiano Fernandes
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February 25: Qatar U-17 vs India U-17 Football Team
February 28: Qatar U-17 vs India U-17 Football Team
Blue Colts’ form
The India U-17 football team lost a closely fought encounter 0-1 to the UAE U-20 National Team on January 16th at the Theyeb Awana Stadium in Dubai. UAE’s Mohamed Ali Khaled scored the only goal of the game in a match played behind closed doors.
The India U-17 National Team lost 3-0 to Uzbekistan U-17 National team in the Tilak Maidan, after winning the first fixture 2-0. Vanlalpeka Guite and Lalpekhlua scored India’s goals, while Oybek Urmojonov, Kuvonchbek Abraev and Abdulkhamid Turunboe scored for Uzbekistan in their win.
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