India U16 held their Iranian counterparts to a 0-0 draw to ensure they are in a good position to qualify for the group stages.
It was their goalkeeper Niraj Kumar who shined on the night with a brilliant penalty save that kept the scores unchanged and helped India clinch a point.
India custodian Niraj Kumar was called into action early with a couple of long range attempts from Iran and was up to the task. Iran’s onslaught on the Indian goal continued as the half progressed with Niraj being kept busy.
He was not done. A foul in the Indian box resulted in an Iranian penalty in the 75th minute of the match but the sensational Niraj guessed correctly before pulling off an excellent save.
Ultimately, Niraj's stellar show gave India a great result and he is rightly named as Goal's Asian Player of the Week!