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India U-16 get off to a winning start in the SAFF U-16 Championship (Photo: AIFF Media)

India U-16 get off to a winning start in the SAFF U-16 Championship, beat Sri Lanka 4-1

India U-16 get off to a winning start in the SAFF U-16 Championship (Photo: AIFF Media)

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The India U-16 team, who are being represented by AIFF Regional Academy's U-15 boys, began their campaign on a positive note...

The Indian U-16 national team began their SAFF U-16 Championship in style by drubbing a 10-man Sri Lanka U-16 team 4-1 in their Group B opener at the Army Ground in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sunday.

Striker Bedashwor Singh struck twice in each half (23', 88') while Krishna Pandit (21') and Prosenjit Chakroborty (66') scored one apiece to seal what was a facile win for the Goutam Ghosh coached side, leading 2-1 at half time.

“Results stay immaterial. We wanted to see whether we were sticking to our philosophy, and I am glad that the boys were able to do that,” Ghosh said after the match.

“We had 75 percent of the ball possession. The Lankans were defending with ten men for most part of the match. We need to work on a few areas and for that we will be watching the video footage of the match. Before the match against Bangladesh next Thursday, hopefully we will be able to plug the holes,” he added.

India play Bangladesh next Thursday (25 July, 2013).

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