Indian football team qualifies for AFC U-16 C’ships

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Sep 2017 09:23:39


 

NEW DELHI,

INDIAN football team on Friday qualified for the AFC U-16 Championship to be held next year in Malaysia after finishing second in their group qualifying round played in Kathmandu.
India qualified as one of the six best second-placed teams from the group matches of qualifying round. All the matches of each of the 10 groups were played in a single venue.


India were placed in Group D along with Iraq, Palestine and hosts Nepal. They beat Palestine (3-0) and drew against Nepal (2-2) and group toppers Iraq (0-0) to collect five points and finished second. The Indian team had completed their group qualifying round campaign on September 24 and were awaiting the results of the other groups.


With South Korea beating China 1-0 to win Group H in Yangon, the best six second-placed teams in each group were spotted and India found themselves as one of them.
Besides India, the other five best second-placed teams to qualify are Oman, Thailand, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Malaysia qualified as host country.