AFC U-16: Fans praise Indian colts after the fearless display against South Korea
Indian young blokes once again won many hearts even they lost the close encounter against South Korea by 1-0 in Asian Federation Cup Under-16. Indian fans applauded the team right from the stadium to the social media sites after the fearless show of football.
The crux of the 90 minutes
Another Indian prodigy goal-keeper Niraj Kumar made a wall of defence which was challenging to be pierced by the fancied rival South Korean’s attack. The first half departs goal-less, but the other part had a disheartening move for the boys in blues. South Korean player Jeong Sangbin scored a goal at the 67th minute to ensure the win, but it was a hard fought battle from both the sides. Despite a goal, Indian goalkeeper saved several attacks which could have changed the scoreline. For the first time in an international football tournament, Indian players gave a fierce competition to a team like South Korea.
Here are the epic Twitter reactions on the historical performance:
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 1, 2018
This is a video of fans, shared by the official Twitter account of Indian football Team from the ground.
— Somsirsa Chatterjee (@somsirsa) September 30, 2018
An opinion piece of the South Korean coach on the Indian colts
— Gaurav (@Gaurav_tweeets) September 30, 2018
Some were praising the efforts of the broadcasters to make it available for the fans.
In fact, it was not the first time…
In 2002, Team India lost against the same opponents by 3-1 in the AFC U-16. Once again the confident side South Korea made it to the record books.
India are still in the race to confirm a berth for under- 17 FIFA World Cup on its merit. If that happens, then it will be the most dramatic entry for the drama lovers. India had never entered any tournament of FIFA on its merit so far and it will be the first time in history if the young blood did that in