The Blue Colts look promising and will hope to prove their mettle in Spain.

The Indian U-20 National Team participating in the U-20 COTIF International Football Tournament will leave for Valenica, Spain on July 21, 2018.

The U-20 National team consists of boys who represented India in the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 and the U-19 National Team boys. The team will be playing friendly matches against local clubs on July 23 and July 25 before proceeding to the COTIF Tournament where they take on Argentina U-20, Venezuela U-20, Mauritania U-20 and Murcia U-20.

AIFF’s India U-20 National Team will be clashing swords with Argentina U-20, Venezuela U-and Mauritania U-20 when the boys travel to Spain to participate in the COTIF Cup – the Mini Mundial Sub U-20 Men’s Football Tournament. The tournament is slated to kick-off on July 29, 2018. Besides, the U-20 boys will also play Murcia U-20, a local side in the tournament.

Furthermore, two players, midfielder Harmanpreet Singh and Jashandeep Singh out of twenty-three short listed players from the Khelo India Project that had appeared for trials at Indian Arrows in Goa have been selected into the final squad for the National Team and will be travelling to Spain as part of the reserves.


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The list of the players follows below:

GOALKEEPERS: Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Vishal Dube, Sachin Suresh.

DEFENDERS: Boris Singh, Sahil Panwar, Anwar Ali, Sanjeev Stalin, Jitendra Singh, Ashis Rai, Deepak Tangri, Narendra, Sumit Rathi.

MIDFIELDERS: Suresh Singh, Ninthoi Meetei, Amarjit Singh, Abhijit Sarkar, Jeakson Singh, Nongdamba Naorem, Rahul K.P, Harmanpreet Singh, Lalengmawia, Jashandeep Singh.

FORWARDS: Rahim Ali, Aniket Jadhav, Aman Chetri.

HEAD COACH: Floyd Pinto

India’s fixtures in the COTIF tournament follow below:

JULY 29: India U-20 vs Murcia U-20.

JULY 31: India U-20 vs Mauritania U-20.

AUGUST 03: India U-20 vs Venezuela U-20.

AUGUST 05: India U-20 vs Argentina U-20.