India U-16 team to leave for UK today

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New Delhi, Sept 1 (UNI) India under-16 football team will leave Mumbai this afternoon for London on a nine-day exposure tour as part of preparation for the AFC U-16 Championship to be held in Uzbekistan next month.

During their visit, which is at the invitation of Manchester United, the team will play two friendly matches.

The first friendly game will be on September 4 against Everton Youth team at Everton and the second will be played against Manchester United U-16 team on September 9.

India U-16 team earlier visited West Virginia, US, in July 8 on a three-week training cum exposure.

The India U-16 team: Goalkeeper: Abhishek Das, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Jayanta Paul.

Defenders: Ajit Dhurva Bhoir, Ashfaq Ali, Ashish Chetri, Deepak Devrani, Shallum Pires, Sumit Rawat, Taranjit Kumar, Tanmoy Ghosh, Vishal Kumar and Ravindra Kumar.

Midfielders: Akshay Vimal Kumar Mall,Bijendra Rai, Bikramjit Singh, Shilton Sydney D'Silva, Harpreet Bedi, O R Lalrindika, Sunny, Tirthankar Sarkar.

Forwards: Raegan Albarnas, Abhishek Das, Malsawmfela, Prem Kumar and Vivek Kumar.

Coach: Narayana Menon.

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