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Our main target is AFC U-16 Finals, says U-16 head coach Bibiano

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Bibiano isn't willing to read too much into U-16 Indian football team's performance at the recently-concluded four-nation International tournament in and set his eyes on the AFC U-16 Finals in

The Indian colts pumped in as many as three goals in the first 10 minutes of the match to outplay 4-2 and emerge champions in the four-nation Under-16 Tournament held in

"It actually doesn't mean much as this is only the process for our main objective. We haven't yet achieved anything much, Bibiano told AIFF.

"But yeah, I am very happy that the boys are showing great focus and hunger in the process. Our main target is the AFC U-16 Finals 2018," he added.

The AFC U-16 Finals will be held in from September 20 to October 7 later this year.

defeated (2-1) and (4-2), both of whom have also qualified to the AFC U-16 finals before playing a goalless draw against to notch an inspirational triumph in the tournament.

The tournament was part of the series of India's exposure tours which are being arranged by AIFF and Authority of to help prepare the team in the best possible fashion for the AFC finals.

"The boys are growing in the right direction, but we've got a long way to go," Bibiano cautioned.

"There are so many aspects on which we need to improve tactically. These exposure tours making the boys more confident and capable, he said.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 16:10 IST