BRICS FOOTBALL U17 : GOA INDIA

Brazil win the 1 st BRICS U-17 Football Tournament
BRICS FOOTBALL U17 : GOA INDIA
15.10.2016 : FINAL : BRAZIL -- 5-1 -- SOUTH AFRICA -( FT )
BRZ : Paulo Henrique Samapaio Filho 24', Vinicius de Oliveira 34', Victor de Oliveira 40', 61', Alan de Souza Guimaraes 51'
SOA : S’miso Bophela 45'
RED CARD : Lethabo Mazibuko - SOUTH AFRICA

BRICS FOOTBALL U17 : GOA INDIA

Brazil’s savage conquest against South Africa at the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament. In the outrageous match between Brazil and South Africa (15 th October 2016) at the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament, the match began with an energetic potency amongst the competitors.

Both the realms tried to get dominance over the ball until the 24 th minute, where in Brazil’s Paulo Henrique Samapaio Filho scored the very first goal. Followed by Vinicius de Oliveira in the 34th minute, Victor de Oliveira scored a brace in the 40 th & 61 st minute to give Brazil an upper hand.

On the other hand South African striker Lethabo Mazibuko was given Red card for going hard on the opposition. The crowd went wild cheering supporting Brazil. Whereas in the dying embers of the match South Africa’s S’miso Bophela scored the only goal for his team. The icing on Brazil’s cake was set by Alan de Souza Guimaraes in the supplementary 6 minutes after the second half resulting the score in favor of Brazil as 5-1.

With the conclusion of the final match, Brazil win the 1 st BRICS U-17 Football Tournament

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BRICS FOOTBALL U17 : GOA INDIA
13.10.2016 : MATCH 10 : INDIA -- 1-3 -- BRAZIL (FT)
BRZ : Vinicius Oliviera 2', 82', Marcos Antonio 30'
IND : Komal Thatal 19'

IND : Mohammad Nawaz, Boris Singh, Jitendra Singh, Mohamad Rakip, Sanjeev Stalin, Suresh Singh, Amarjit Singh, Aman Chetri (80' Narendar), Komal Thatal, Aniket Jadhav (90+1' Rajil Saji), Lalengmawia (64' Joysana Singh).

As India hosted the South American nation for the first time in their Footballing history and proved that Nicolai Adam’s boys were no pushovers, ensuring their competitiveness. India yet again managed to hold onto its losing streak against Brazil at the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament.

In the match between India and Brazil (13 th October 2016) at the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament, the match started on a high spirited note In the 2 nd minute itself Brazil’s Brenner Souza da Costa managed a rasping shot into the goal which seemed wide open.

In order to equalize India's Komal Thatal scored a goal in the 19thminute. The Indian revival was cut short and Brazil regained their lead in the 30th minute through Marcos Santos's strike. In the 82 nd minute Brazil’s Vinicius de Oliveira doubled up the wrap and the match score resulted as 3-1.

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BRICS FOOTBALL U17 : GOA INDIA
13.10.2016 : MATCH 9: RUSSIA -- 1-3 -- SOUTH AFRICA -(FT )
SAF : Lyle Foster 22', Mswati Mavuso 54', Luke Le Roux 84'
RUS : Skrobotov 44'

The South African players gave an aggressive start which ended in a splendid victory and qualified themselves into the finals for the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament after Brazil.

In the tremendous match between Russia and South Africa (13 th October 2016) at the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament, the Russian players couldn’t cope up with the South African players, as they had a heavy foot on their opponents.

South Africa’s Lyle Foster scored the first goal for the team in the 22 nd minute itself. Russian striker Skrobotov Ilia settled the parity by scoring a goal for their team in the dying embers of the first half. But this equivalence couldn’t retain for long because South Africa’s Mswati Mavuso scored a goal in the 54 th minute.

The cherry was set on South Africa’s cake was in the 84 th minute when Luke Le Roux scored a screamer from 25 yards away from the Russian custodian resulting the match in favor of South Africa as 3-1. BRICS FOOTBALL U17 : GOA INDIA
11.10.2016 : MATCH 8: BRAZIL -- 3-0 -- SOUTH AFRICA (FT)
BRZ: Rodrigo Bertalia 8', Leonardo Franco 74', Vinicius Oliveira 82'

BRICS PRESS RELEASE : In the match between Brazil and South Africa (11 th October 2016 at 08:00 P.M.) at the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament, the match started on a high note with equal enthusiasm between both the teams which were fighting against Goa’s unpredictable weather. In the early minutes of the game, despite the rains both teams showed their dedication and retained playing. The Brazilian team was focused and tried their best to blank their opponents during the downpour.

In the 8 th minute Brazil’s Rodrigo Bertalia scored the very first goal for his team. This in turn gave the team members some relief. In the 62 nd minute South Africa’s Mavuso tried firmly to score the goal for their team but the Brazilian Goalkeeper showed off his acrobatic skills and obstructed this goal.

In the 74 th and 82nd minute, Brazilian strikers Leonardo Franco and Vinicius Oliveira scored supplementary goals leaving the match in favor of Brazil as 3-0. With this win, Brazil secured their place in finals of the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament.

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BRICS FOOTBALL U17 : GOA INDIA 11.10.2016 : MATCH 7: INDIA -- 0-1 -- CHINA (FT)
IND: Dheeraj, Boris, Jitendra, Sanjeev, Suresh, Ninthoiganba, Amarjit, Aman, Komal, Aniket, Mohamad Rakip.
CHI: Yuxi, Xianjun, Shaocong, Xiang, Hui, Cong, Chen Ao, Qianglong, Dongwei, Zhen, Zihao

AIFF PRESS RELEASE : INDIA GO DOWN FIGHTING AGAINST CHINA . The Indian U-16 National Team lost by a solitary goal to nil against China in the ongoing BRICS U-17 Football Tournament at the Athletic Stadium, in Bambolim Goa today (October 11, 2016). With this loss, India find themselves at the bottom of the Group with zero points, while China grab four points and sit on fourth, out of a possible twelve.

The opening minutes of the match turned into a cagey affair in the midfield as both Teams vied for possession, with neither emerging on top. With China defusing much of the Indian attacks from the flanks, the Colts resorted to tacky passing in the midfield. In the 21st minute, Komal Thatal was found on the edge of the Chinese 18 yard box by a Boris pass, but the former could only manage to lob the ball over the Chinese custodian and over the Chinese goal, as India pressed for a goal.

Two minutes later, Boris beautifully nutmegged his marking player in the Chinese box, but failed to control the resulting ball. With the Indian defence mopping up much of the Chinese attacks, the first big chance for China came in the 28th minute from a free-kick, but Dheeraj’s strong fists thwarted the ball away for a corner. Three minute before half-time Amarjit darted towards the final third and a flailing Chinese body somehow thwarted his venomous shot, as both Team went into the tunnel on level pegging at half-time with the scoreline reading 0-0.

Dheeraj was once again called into action minutes into the second half and the lanky custodian proved vital between the sticks as he denied China twice from close range. Head Coach Nicolai Adam shuffled his pack and introduced a fresh pair of legs – Narendar for Aniket Jadhav – to up the attacking ante. In the 67th minute substitute Shubham Sarangi missed a header from close range, but the referee had already flagged the medio for offside to halt proceedings.

Nine minutes later, an Indian corner whizzed infront of the Chinese goal but with neither Team apply to make decent contact the opportunity went abegging. The Chinese defence line kept the Indian attack force at bay and despite numerous attempts at goal, the Indian Colts were left reeling with failure to convert infront of goal. China scored in the dying embers of the match as the full-time scoreline read 0-1 in China's favour.

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BRICS FOOTBALL U17 : GOA INDIA 09.10.2016 : BRAZIL 2-0 RUSSIA (FT)
BRZ : Victor Gabriel Moura de Oliveira 37', Vinicius de Oliveira Junior 53'

BRICS PRESS RELEASE : In a nail biting match between Brazil and Russia in the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament, the match started on a very high note with both the teams trying to gain control over the ball and subsequently over the match. Brazil’s defenders Victor Matos and Lucas Halter defended their goals from the Russian strikers.

Russia’s Lopatin Daniil tried to score the opening goal in the 36 th minute when the goal was wide open,the Brazilian Goal Keeper Arthur de Souza managed to save it at the very last second, with this Brazil came back with revenge and scored the opening goal in the 37 th minute at the right flank by Victor Gabriel Moura de Oliveira.

In the second half Russian’s Velikorodnyy Dmitry tried leveling out the playing field but was stopped by the Brazilian Goal Keeper Arthur de Souza in the 53 rd minute. However Brazilian’s Vinicius de Oliveira Junior jumped over the opposing Goal keeper and walked the ball into the goal. With the added pressure of the additional 4 minute Russia tried to score for their team but failed to do so ending the match in Brazil’s favor by 2-0.

09.10.2016 : CHINA 0-0 SOUTH AFRICA (FT)


In the 5 th match of BRICS U-17 Football Tournament 9 th October 2016 at 04:00 PM witnessed a tie between South Africa and China with the score being Nil. Both teams showed their best foot forward and played to their strengths. The game started at a very low pace but it did have its moments of excitement when it seemed like the team would manage a score.

While Lyle Foster from South Africa came close to scoring he kept missing his mark by inches. However at the 22 nd minute China’s Tao Qianglong had a chance to take the lead but unfortunately luck was not on his side. Though additional five minutes were given, the score read 0-0.

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BRICS FOOTBALL U17 : GOA INDIA 07.10.2016 : INDIA 0-1 SOUTH AFRICA (FT)
SAF : Ndamolelo Radzilani 23'

IND : : Dheeraj Singh (GK); Boris Singh, Jitendra Singh, Mohammad Rakip; Sanjeev Stalin, Suresh Singh (C), Ninthoi Meetei, Amarjit Singh, Komal Thatal (73’ – Lalengmawia); Aman Chhetri (82’ – Abijit Sarkar), Aniket Jadhav (82’ – Joysana Singh).

AIFF PRESS RELEASE : The Indian U-16 National Team lost their second match of the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament as the Colts went down fighting 0-1 against South Africa at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, Goa.Ndamolelo Radzilani’s 23rd minute header was enough to secure three points for the South Africans. Meanwhile, Nicolai Adam’s boys remain fourth in the table, courtesy of higher goal difference than China, despite being level on points – 0.

After the opening minutes of the match featured end-to-end football with neither Team being able to take advantage, even while testing each other’s custodian, South Africa caught the Indian defence napping in the 23rd minute. And the ‘Amajimbos’ took the lead when Ndamolelo Radzilani headed the ball home after a swift counter-attack, much against the run of play, from the left flank.

A flurry of Indian attacks came next, but some last second South African defending mixed fused with committing men in defence, saw the Indian Colts blank infront of the opposition goal. Aniket’s rasping shot after Aman Chetri played him on goal was denied by some acrobatic defending by the South African defence line as Luke Fleurs flew in to block Aniket’s shot in the 31st minute.

Ten minutes later, Boris whipped in a cross from the right flank after speeding past two opposition defenders, but his delicious cross made half contact with Aniket’s shot and was saved.With India dominating the latter half of the first half, but failing to take opportunities, Nicolai Adam’s boys went into the tunnel at half-time trailing by a solitary goal to nil.

Not for the ones for reeling, the Indian Colts upped their ante in the second half and in the 54th minute Ninthoi’s shot earned an uncanny save from the South African custodian and had Aniket arrived a second early, the ball would have been home. However, the South Africa custodian recouped and gathered the ball.Four minutes later, Aman Chetri met Sanjeev’s cross from the left flank with a cheeky header, but the African custodian this time made no mistake to deny India the chance.

India pressed hard for the equalizer and even after the German Coach made two attacking changes, the Colts could not find the decisive goal and the South African defence stood strong to see out the match, as the full-time scoreline read 1-0 in South Africa’s favour.

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07.10.2016 : CHINA 1-4 RUSSIA (FT)
RUS : Kolesnichenko 6', 68', Daniil Lopatin-2
BRICS FOOTBALL U17 : GOA INDIA
BRICS PRESS RELEASE : The Russian players gave an aggressive start which ended with a glorious victory. In the third match of the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament between China v/s Russia, the Chinese players couldn’t cope up to the intensive aggression by the Russian players, as they had a heavy foot on their opponents. Right from the 6 th minute of the match, Russia’s Kolesnichenko Kirill was able to score the opening goal of the tournament. The Russian’s defense proved to be too robust for China.

The Chinese tried their level best in blocking the continuous heavy attacks of the Russian strikers. However, Russia’s futher extended their lead by Kolesnichenko Kirill in the 68 th minute and Daniil Lopatin scored a brace by giving the Russians a lead by 4 goals. Nevertheless, from the dying minutes of the game Tao Qianglong was able to score China’s only goal in a penalty shootout bringing the final score to 4-1 in Russia’s favor.

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INDIA GO DOWN FIGHTING AGAINST RUSSIA IN BRICS U-17 TOURNAMENT OPENER

05.10.2016 : INDIA 0-1 RUSSIA (FT)
RUS : Lopatin Daniil 3'

IND : Dheeraj Singh (GK); Boris Singh, Jitendra Singh, Mohammad Rakip; Sanjeev Stalin, Suresh Singh (C), Ninthoi Meetei (81’ – Shubham Sarangi), Amarjit Singh, Komal Thatal, Lalengmawia (59’ – Aman Chhetri), Abhijit Sarkar (38’ – Aniket Jadhav)
BRICS FOOTBALL U17 : GOA INDIA
AIFF PRESS RELEASE : The Indian U-16 National Team went down fighting 0-1 against Russia in their opening clash of the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, Goa today (October 05, 2016). Lopatin Daniil's third minute strike proved to be the difference between the two sides in a match largely contested in the midfield, before Russia were reduced to 10 men in the second half, but stood strong to grab their first win of the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament.

The Russian Team freshly on the back of participating in the UEFA Development Tournament took the lead as early as the 3rd minute when a scuffle inside the Indian penalty box led Spartak Moscow’s Lopatin Daniil to bash home. After suffering a nervy start, the Indian colts looked comfortable in possession as the game progressed and in the 24th minute a Boris cross from the right flank flew whiskers away from Aniket. Had Boris found Aniket, the latter would have been straight onto the Russian goal.

India’s custodian Dheeraj Singh made some top class saves to keep India in the match as the Indian Colts went into the tunnel at the half-way point trailing by a solitary goal to nil, with Russian custodian Sangare David called into action only once as thwarted Boris Singh’s ferocious shot away in the 31st minute. A rejuvenated India emerged after the second half and immediately pressed for the equalizer and Amarjit Singh’s 48th minute strike, which went whisker past the post, bolstered Indian spirits.

Russia were reduced to 10 men in the 50th minute when midfielder Umiarov Nail was sent off for a back lunge on Amarjit Singh. In hopes of taking advantage of an extra man, the Indian attack force launched wave after wave of attack. In the 53rd minute, Sanjeev Stalin’s freekick flew over the bar as India upped their ante. Three minutes later, Russian custodian made a world class save to deny Amarjit. In the 69th minute, substitute Aman Chhetri’s shot flew inches wide of the goal.

Although India penetrated the Russian half and kept the ball in the final third, failure to foster clear goal scoring opportunities left a hefty onus on the forwards to score from half chances. With Russia committing men in defence, the task became even more difficult. In the 83rd minute, Komal Thatal’s curling shot from the edge of the Russian 18 yard box came agonizingly close to equalize the proceedings for India.

Despite Russia not registering a single shot on the Indian goal in the second half, the opponent defence did its job and stood strong to see off the match.

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05.10.2016 : CHINA 0-2 BRAZIL -FT )
05.10.2016: BRICS PRESS RELEASE – OPENING CEREMONY :: The BRICS U-17 Football Tournament commenced today (5th October 2016) with a grand opening ceremony. The colorful extravaganza was led by a parade of contingents representing the participating nations, followed by an enthralling display of diverse culture of Goa. The torch of friendship was also displayed in relay with the flame of togetherness being lit to kick start the event.

Shri Rajiv Yadav, The Sports Secretary, Govt of India, welcomed the participants and all the respected dignitaries on the dais with his electrifying speech and encouraged young children to participate more in sports.

The honorable Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Laxmikant Parsekar welcomed all the foreign participants and all the dignitaries on the dais. He thanked our Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi for selecting goa as the destination for the very first BRICS football tournament. He stated that sports has the power and capability, to bring one and all together and hence can be considered as a religion itself.

Goa is a state where people respect and understand each other’s interest and live in harmony. Similarly the BRICS Tournament is going to ensure togetherness and peace amongst the participating nations, he also stated that football runs in the blood of Goans. He inspired and motivated the youth as well as the young children to keep up the efforts and wished them luck in the future. He also declared the 1st BRICS U-17 Football Tournament officially open.

Shri Vijay Goyal, the Honorable Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge), the chief guest of the day , congratulated the govt. of Goa and the organisers for the grand success of the event stating that it was an honor to be part of this 1st BRICS U-17 Football Tournament in Goa, he said that Goa with its excellent sports infrastructure and pleasant weather was once again in the forefront of the country’s desire to make India a sporting destination of the future. He also reiterated the horoable Prime Minister’s desire to see Football proliferating in every nook and corner of the country and said that this tournament will certainly motivate the youth to play and carry the love for the game to greater heights.

Emphasizing the initiatives taken by the sports ministry, he deliberated on Mission 11 million and the improvement in infrastructure available to sports authority of India. The endeavors to encourage sports will see children being given additional marks for their participation in sports. Seeing the enthusiasm on display, the minister stated that the tickets will be complimentary and available on first come first serve basis.

During the press conference after the event, the sports minister also highlighted the initiative being taken to reach out to the budding sports man through a web portal being instituted by MYAS, affording an opportunity for all to interact with ministry. Those with exceptional talent could link up with the ministry on the Talent Search Portal once operational this portal will be effective from next month. He then wished all the participants the very best for the tournament.