NEWS > MARCH 2007

March 28, 2007 | India lose once again
2008 Beijing Olympics Football Tournament | Asian Qualifiers | at Chennai
INDIA U23 0-1 DPR Korea U23
Goals: 0-1 P Nam Chol (56'), 0-2 Jong Su Hoyk (78')

March 21, 2007 | India U23 held by Dempol
Friendly Match | at Goa
Dempo SC Reserves 1-1 INDIA U23
Goals: 0-1 ? (58'), 1-1 ? (64', Penalty)

March 14, 2007 | India lose by solitary goal
2008 Beijing Olympics Football Tournament | Asian Qualifiers | at Chennai
INDIA U23 0-1 Thailand U23
Goals: 0-1 Teeratep Winothai (9')

REFEREE: Ali Saleem (Maldives)
ASSISTENT REFEREE: Mohammed Saeed (Maldives), Ahmed Ameez (Maldives)
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Riyaz Rasheed (Maldives)

MATCH REPORT:
The Indian Olympic Team made it to the second round of the 2008 Beijing Olympics Football Tournaments Asian Qualifiers with a 4-1 penalty shootout victory against neighbours Myanmar after the match had ended 1-1 in regulation time at the Saltlake Stadium, Calcutta. India once again squandered a lone goal lead against Myanmar to concede an injury time equaliser and then had to fight it out in the penalty shootout where goalkeeper Subrata Pal was the hero with two penalty saves will all India shooters scored their penalties - Sunil Chetri, Debabrata Roy, Nanjangud Shivananju Manju and Manjit Singh.

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March 12, 2007 | INDIA U13 probables named
The AIFF has finalised a list of 40 probables for the INDIA U13 camp ahead of the Asian U13 Football Festival in May 2007. The boys selected were spotted at the AIFF U13 Football Festival at Chennai, Tamil Nadu in December 2006.
India U13 Squad:
Goalkeepers: Albino Gomes, Shilton Fernandes (both Goa), Shashank Rawat (Uttaranchal), Dhaneshwar Singh (Manipur), Vipul Dane (Madhya Pradesh)
Defenders: L Milan Singh, Y Denechandra Metei, TH Bipin Singh (all Manipur), Anuj Negi, Ashish Bist (both Uttaranchal), Mohammed Abdul Ghani, Sujan Babu (both Andhra Pradesh), Ismail MP, Abhishek N Joshy (both Kerala), P Rajkumar (Tamil Nadu), Jesmon Carnalho (Goa), Amit Pandey Madhya Pradesh), Jaswinder Singh (Haryana), Kishlay Singh Sajwan (Delhi), Pynkhashok Kurabah (Meghalaya), Asheer Akhtar (Maharashtra)
Midfielders: M Sivarajan, M Dilipan, G Nirmal, Alexander Romario (all Tamil Nadu), Deepak R, Srinivas, KR Sridhar Iyer (all Karnataka), Auster V Kharbuli, Babitshan Thangkheiw (Meghalaya), Merwin F Stephen (Maharashtra), Rohan Shah (Gujarat), Abhishek Rawat (Uttaranchal), Nixon H Pereira (Kerala)
Forwards: Tyson Maikan, Stephen Zilkhosei (both Manipur), Brendon Fernandes Goa), Michael Chawgtuo (Delhi), Akhil K Joseph (Kerala), Ricky Markoh (Meghalaya)
Chief Coach: Satheevan Balan (Kerala)