India U-16 boys go down fighting to USA U-17 Team

India’s U-16 boys based at the IMG Academy in Florida went down fighting to USA U-17 National Team 1-0 in a practice match. The USA U-17 National Team also practice at the same premises.

India U-16 boys with USA U-17 boys

Coach Bitan Singh lauded the boys for putting up a brave fight. “The boys played well. The USA U-17 boys are a class act. The match will only add to the confidence of our wards,” he said.

The boys based at the IMG Academy will join the U-16 preparatory camp for the AFC U-16 Final Phase under the watchful eyes of Mr. Colm Toal which kicks-off in Goa from June 1, 2012. The IGM boys would be joining the home-based boys. India have been clubbed with Uzbekistan, China and Syria in the final phase.