India’s Under-16 football team will last group match in which a win or a draw would end a 16-year wait to make the quarterfinal of the ongoing AFC Championship here Thursday.
It was back in 2002 when India had last qualified for the quarterfinals in the competition.
Both India and Indonesia sit atop Group ‘C’ courtesy of their superior goal difference.
A win or a draw against Indonesia will see India progress to the quarter-final. A loss can also kicks-off at the same time, ends in a draw. Permutations and combinations aside, coach Bibiano Fernandes is looking for secure the progression.
“We always play for a win and we will do so against Indonesia as well. We know how the win and see ourselves through. We do not want to rely on other teams to do the job for us,” Fernandes said.
From Online Sources