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India earn morale boosting win over Italy ahead of U-17 WC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The U-17 World Cup Squad stunned their fancied Italian counterparts 2-0 in Arizo, Italy, today.

The win epitomises the grit and determination of the Indian Colts who have been grinding together since February 2013.



Strikes by Abhijit Sarkar (31') and Rahul Praveen (80') led their team to a massive win over the 'Azzuri' in a match largely dominated by the Indian Colts in terms of possession and chances created.

got off the blocks and gave the opposition a tough time.

Komal Thatal's 8th minute strike went whiskers past the Italian custodian as hunted in packs for an early lead. In the 13th minute, Aniket came close to opening the goal scoring charts for but his effort went straight down the keeper's throat resulting in an easy save.

In the 31st minute, however, the goal for the came when Sarkar's cross took a wicked deflection off the Italian defence line and ended up in the back of the opposition net.

After led 1-0 at half-time, the Colts searched to extend the their lead and safeguard the result. In the 59th minute, Aniket missed a one versus one chance against the Italian goalkeeper after he rounded the opposition custodian up but failed to convert.

Rahul in the 75th minute came close to scoring when he failed to tap the ball home from handshaking distance after Aniket's shot had earned an uncanny save by the Italian custodian.

Goal scoring chances every now and then had to bear fruits and it did for the in the 80th minute when Rahul scored from inside the box to double India's lead.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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India earn morale boosting win over Italy ahead of U-17 WC

The India U-17 World Cup Squad stunned their fancied Italian counterparts 2-0 in Arizo, Italy, today. The win epitomises the grit and determination of the Indian Colts who have been grinding together since February 2013. Strikes by Abhijit Sarkar (31') and Rahul Praveen (80') led their team to a massive win over the 'Azzuri' in a match largely dominated by the Indian Colts in terms of possession and chances created. India got off the blocks and gave the opposition a tough time. Komal Thatal's 8th minute strike went whiskers past the Italian custodian as India hunted in packs for an early lead. In the 13th minute, Aniket came close to opening the goal scoring charts for India but his effort went straight down the keeper's throat resulting in an easy save. In the 31st minute, however, the goal for the India came when Sarkar's cross took a wicked deflection off the Italian defence line and ended up in the back of the opposition net. After India led 1-0 ... The U-17 World Cup Squad stunned their fancied Italian counterparts 2-0 in Arizo, Italy, today.

The win epitomises the grit and determination of the Indian Colts who have been grinding together since February 2013.

Strikes by Abhijit Sarkar (31') and Rahul Praveen (80') led their team to a massive win over the 'Azzuri' in a match largely dominated by the Indian Colts in terms of possession and chances created.

got off the blocks and gave the opposition a tough time.

Komal Thatal's 8th minute strike went whiskers past the Italian custodian as hunted in packs for an early lead. In the 13th minute, Aniket came close to opening the goal scoring charts for but his effort went straight down the keeper's throat resulting in an easy save.

In the 31st minute, however, the goal for the came when Sarkar's cross took a wicked deflection off the Italian defence line and ended up in the back of the opposition net.

After led 1-0 at half-time, the Colts searched to extend the their lead and safeguard the result. In the 59th minute, Aniket missed a one versus one chance against the Italian goalkeeper after he rounded the opposition custodian up but failed to convert.

Rahul in the 75th minute came close to scoring when he failed to tap the ball home from handshaking distance after Aniket's shot had earned an uncanny save by the Italian custodian.

Goal scoring chances every now and then had to bear fruits and it did for the in the 80th minute when Rahul scored from inside the box to double India's lead.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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India earn morale boosting win over Italy ahead of U-17 WC

The U-17 World Cup Squad stunned their fancied Italian counterparts 2-0 in Arizo, Italy, today.

The win epitomises the grit and determination of the Indian Colts who have been grinding together since February 2013.

Strikes by Abhijit Sarkar (31') and Rahul Praveen (80') led their team to a massive win over the 'Azzuri' in a match largely dominated by the Indian Colts in terms of possession and chances created.

got off the blocks and gave the opposition a tough time.

Komal Thatal's 8th minute strike went whiskers past the Italian custodian as hunted in packs for an early lead. In the 13th minute, Aniket came close to opening the goal scoring charts for but his effort went straight down the keeper's throat resulting in an easy save.

In the 31st minute, however, the goal for the came when Sarkar's cross took a wicked deflection off the Italian defence line and ended up in the back of the opposition net.

After led 1-0 at half-time, the Colts searched to extend the their lead and safeguard the result. In the 59th minute, Aniket missed a one versus one chance against the Italian goalkeeper after he rounded the opposition custodian up but failed to convert.

Rahul in the 75th minute came close to scoring when he failed to tap the ball home from handshaking distance after Aniket's shot had earned an uncanny save by the Italian custodian.

Goal scoring chances every now and then had to bear fruits and it did for the in the 80th minute when Rahul scored from inside the box to double India's lead.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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