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India U-16 football team lifts Jockey Cup

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India Under-16 team have won the Jockey Cup International Youth Invitational Football Tournament title.

In the final in Hong Kong today, they defeated the hosts by 4-2.

For India, Bekey Oram netted twice in the first half.

The other two goals came through Rohit Danu and Lalrokima in the second session.

This was India’s third consecutive victory in as many days. They had earlier defeated Chinese Taipei, 4-nil and Singapore by 3-1.

The team coached by Bibiano Fernandes is presently unbeaten in 22 matches which includes friendly matches against National Youth Teams and International Club and Academy sides.

The tournament was an Under-17 event where India fielded their Under-16 national team. They have already qualified for the AFC Under-16 Finals from where the top four teams will make it to the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

The just concluded youth tournament was a part of a series of International exposure tours planned by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) along with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to provide the best preparation for the squad in their quest to qualify to the next edition of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das has congratulated the boys and the coaching staff for their fine performance.

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