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Goal's Asian Player of the Week - India U20 star Anwar Ali

23:10 GMT+4 10/08/2018
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The 17-year-old was in sensational form against Argentina U20 in the COTIF Cup...

India U20 team scripted a sensational moment for themselves when they defeated footballing giants Argentina's U20 team in the COTIF Cup in Spain on Sunday. 

Never before had India beaten an opponent of that magnitude across any age group of football. The star for the Indian team on that night was none other than young defender Anwar Ali. 

Not only did he help India win 2-1 despite the team going down to 10-men for quite a while in the second half with some resolute defending, he also scored the goal that helped the team go 2-0 up before Argentina pulled one back. 

After Deepak Tangri sent India ahead early on in the game, Anwar helped India hold off wave after wave of Argentine attacks before he stepped up for a freekick in the second-half. 

He sent a stunning right footed effort into the far corner where it hit the post and went in, sending India 2-0 up. Argentina got a goal back but some brilliant defending, led by Ali, helped them get the win. 

Ultimately, his stellar show gave India a momentous win and he is rightly named as Goal's Asian Player of the Week!