India’s Under-16 team stunned reigning Asian champions Iraq for the first time, courtesy a last-gasp goal by Bhuvesh, to bring their campaign back on track at the West Asian Football Federation Tournament in Amman, Jordan, on Monday.
India produced a dominating produced a dominating performance before Bhuvenesh headed in the match-winner in the dying minutes. The win comes as a massive morale booster for the side, who lost 1-2 to Japan in their previous match.
This is the first victory for an Indian football team against Iraq in any format and among all age groups.
“I would like to dedicate this win to all my fellow Indian coaches who train the boys before they join us at the AIFF Academy and eventually the national team,” India U-16 head coach Bibiano Fernandes said.
“We need to start believing in ourselves,”
From Online Sources