3/25/2018 1:30:26 PM (GMT+3)

India U16 football side win title in Hong Kong

India U16 football side win title in Hong Kong

NEW DELHI: India U-16 football team won the Jockey Cup International Youth Invitational Tournament after they defeated hosts Hong Kong 4-2 in the final here on Sunday.

A brace from Bekey Oram in the first half and goals from Rohit Danu and Lalrokima in the second-half settled the issue for India. This was the India's third consecutive victory in as many days.

The Bibiano Fernandes-coached side had earlier defeated Chinese Taipei (4-0) and Singapore (3-1).

The 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 U-17 World Cup.

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